Louisiana Malfeasance in Office Lawyer

Malfeasance in Office Laws and Defenses


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Carl Barkemeyer is a Malfeasance in Office defense lawyer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He defends those charged with Malfeasance in Office throughout the State of Louisiana. Whether your charge is in East or West Feliciana, Baton Rouge, or any other parish or town, Mr. Barkemeyer may be able to help.  

Malfeasance in Office is a serious felony that requires special attention and experience to adequately defend. These charges can greatly impact the defendant's life. The defendant not only loses his/her job, but must also deal with public scrutiny and the difficulty of not being able to find future employment.

Malfeasance in Office basically falls within one of two statutes. Louisiana provides a statute prohibiting Malfeasance when sexual conduct is involved. This charge carries up to ten years in prison. Mr. Barkemeyer understands the severity of these charges and always fights hard to defend the rights of the accused to get the best possible outcome. See the below Louisiana statutes for more information:


Malfeasance in Office - 14:134malfeasance in office in louisiana

A. Malfeasance in office is committed when any public officer or public employee shall:

(1) Intentionally refuse or fail to perform any duty lawfully required of him, as such officer or employee; or

(2) Intentionally perform any such duty in an unlawful manner; or

(3) Knowingly permit any other public officer or public employee, under his authority, to intentionally refuse or fail to perform any duty lawfully required of him, or to perform any such duty in an unlawful manner.

B. Any duty lawfully required of a public officer or public employee when delegated by him to a public officer or public employee shall be deemed to be a lawful duty of such public officer or employee. The delegation of such lawful duty shall not relieve the public officer or employee of his lawful duty.

C.(1) Whoever commits the crime of malfeasance in office shall be imprisoned for not more than five years with or without hard labor or shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars, or both.

(2) In addition to the penalty provided for in Paragraph (1) of this Subsection, a person convicted of the provisions of this Section may be ordered to pay restitution to the state if the state suffered a loss as a result of the offense. Restitution shall include the payment of legal interest at the rate provided in R.S. 13:4202.


Malfeasance in Office - Sexual Conduct Prohibited - 14:134.1

A. It shall be unlawful and constitute malfeasance in office for any of the following persons to engage in sexual intercourse or any other sexual conduct with a person who is under their supervision and who is confined in a prison, jail, work release facility, or correctional institution, or who is under the supervision of the division of probation and parole:

(1) A law enforcement officer.

(2) An officer, employee, contract worker, or volunteer of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections or any prison, jail, work release facility, or correctional institution.

B. Whoever violates a provision of this Section shall be fined not more than ten thousand dollars or imprisoned at hard labor for not more than ten years, or both.

C. For purposes of this Section, "law enforcement officer" shall include commissioned police officers, sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, marshals, deputy marshals, correctional officers, constables, wildlife enforcement agents, state park wardens, and probation and parole officers.


Defenses to Malfeasance in Office in Louisiana

There are defenses to malfeasance cases in Louisiana. Most malfeasance cases involve the public official doing something he/she should not be doing or failing to perform an official duty.  The facts must be examined to determine the defenses as no two malfeasance cases are the same. The duties of the official must be proven by the prosecutor before a violation of the statute can be proven. It is the burden of the prosecutor to show that there was a duty and exactly what that duty was.  It must be proven that the defendant was informed of the duty and did in fact violate the duty.


Malfeasance in Office by Corrections Officers

We have represented clients all around Louisiana who were corrections officers at prisons and were charged with Malfeasance in Office – Sexual Conduct.  It is illegal for a corrections officer to engage in sexual conduct with the inmates. This is a serious charge that has serious consequences.  Our clients are usually hard-working individuals who just made a mistake. We know how to defend them and get the best result.  We understand the difficult experience the are going through with this charge. They must deal with losing their job, marriage problems, and fear of finding employment. We have been successful getting our clients through the system so they can get back onto their feet.


5 things to know about the Malfeasance in Office offense

Malfeasance in office or official misconduct is a serious crime in Louisiana that judges and prosecutors believe warrants serious punishment in the event of a conviction. While most are aware that conducting themselves in certain ways will expose them to the chastisement of the law, they know little or nothing about the malfeasance in office laws in Louisiana. As a result, most people wind up with convictions that they don’t deserve; lose their freedom and rub their good names in the mud. 

All things considered, there is only one way to mitigate and possibly annihilate the consequences of malfeasance in office conviction in the state of Louisiana, and it involves getting a competent lawyer, who has acquired a wealth of experience in handling misconduct in office cases, to represent you in court. So, when you or someone you care about is filed for malfeasance in office crime, put a call through to Carl Barkemeyer, Criminal Defense Attorney. Mr. Carl Barkemeyer will work on your case personally, to appeal to the judge for a favorable outcome. But if you are yet to wrap your head around the malfeasance in office crime and its ramification for offenders, here are 5 things to know about the malfeasance in office offense. 


1. Malfeasance in office is a felony 

Typically, the malfeasance in office crime is committed when a public employee or officer knowingly fails to carry out duties required of him/her in the job description or willfully performs such duties in an illicit way. Based on this definition, the malfeasance in office laws will hold when the said employee or officer fails to accomplish a project or task specified in his/her job description purposefully. If the crime was committed without intent, the court may, in its magnanimity, grant the offender a favorable outcome that does not include a jail term. This is where an aggressive lawyer comes in to save the day. If you employ the service of Mr. Barkemeyer and his team of well-versed and well-knowledgeable attorneys at Carl Barkemeyer, Criminal Defense Attorney, you can spin the case in your preferred direction. 


2. You are liable for the crime if you permit an employee under your authority to commit the said offense

You are not only liable for malfeasance in office offense when you fail to execute a task that is stated in your job description, but you are also culpable for the wrongdoing of employees under your authority. If an employee or subordinate under your authority fail or refuse to carry out his/her duty after receiving permission from you, you will be held responsible for the malfeasance in office crime. Without an attorney to defend your integrity and prove your innocence to the judge and jury, you may end up with a prison sentence. On top of that, you may be asked to make restitution for the damage caused by your refusal or failure. Then again, if you think that is bad, wait till you hear the rest of it. In addition to you making restitution for the loss ensued from your failure or refusal to perform your public office duties, you’ll be asked to pay legal interest rates on the restituted amount. The interest rates will, then, be calculated based on the provisions of Louisiana Revised statute 13: 4202. 


3. Malfeasance in office conviction can lead to the cancellation of your P.O.S.T Certification 

There are several grievous penalties for malfeasance in office crime, and it gets worse for P.O.S.T certified peace officer. Whether you are a reserve, part-time, or full-time peace officer, getting convicted for the subject matter crime, may lead to the confiscation of your P.O.S.T certification. On top of that, you may also get a prison sentence of up to 5 years (not more), which may include hard labor. Not to mention the $5000 fine that usually comes with a conviction of malfeasance in office crime. Taking everything into consideration, the only happy ending you can hope to have with malfeasance in office case is the one provided by an aggressive attorney. So, before you get a conviction that you, probably, don’t deserve, call Mr. Carl Barkemeyer. 


4. The implications of a Malfeasance in office crime goes beyond a prison sentence

Many people in Louisiana have been convicted in the past when they have a chance of winning the case because they treated their court case with levity believing the case will not expose them to harsh penalties. If you are one such person, think again. The worst-case scenario for malfeasance in office conviction is not limited to the prison sentence and the exorbitant restitution rates. In the end, a conviction can spoil your record and soil your good name in the mud. That could be the end of a lucrative career in governmental institutions and other organizations where an untainted record is a necessity for employment. If you are a P.O.S.T certified peace officer, you have to do everything in your power to safeguard your certificate. Because, as you already know, a conviction will lead to the repossession of your P.O.S.T certificate. So what options do you have?


5. The ideal defense is one offered by an aggressive lawyer

Not all malfeasance in office offenders end up in jail or incur heavy case fines. In some cases, convicted persons get what may seem like a pat on the wrist compared to what they deserve, because of their lawyer’s skillfulness in turning the case around. With Carl Barkemeyer, Criminal defense attorney firm behind you, you can fight for the most favorable outcome.

What better way to defend yourself against an accusation than to employ a lawyer that has acquired a wealth of experience in defending such crime? Mr. Carl Barkemeyer has a wealth of knowledge in Malfeasance in office defense in Louisiana, and he’s ready to use that experience in your favor.

As your results are highly dependent on your attorney’s aggressiveness, you should engage Mr. Barkemeyer for your court case. Feel free to call us today at 225-964-6720.


We Defend Malfeasance From All the State Prisons in Louisiana

    Allen Correctional Center in Kinder, Louisiana – Allen Parish

    B.B. Rayburn Correctional Center in Angie, Louisiana – Washington Parish

    David Wade Correctional Center in Homer, Louisiana – Claiborne Parish

    Dixon Correctional Institute in Jackson, Louisiana – East Feliciana Parish

    Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel, Louisiana – Iberville Parish

    Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women in St. Gabriel, Louisiana – Iberville Parish

    Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana – West Feliciana Parish

    Raymond Laborde Correctional Center in Cottonport, Louisiana – Avoyelles Parish

    Winn Correctional Center in Atlanta, Louisiana – Winn Parish


We Defend Malfeasance in Office From All Parish Prisons

Regardless of the parish prison you were working at in Louisiana, we may be able to help.  We have represented corrections officers in many different parishes throughout the state who were charged with malfeasance in office – sexual conduct.


Acadia Parish Prison, Louisiana

Crowley, Louisiana

Allen Parish Prison, Louisiana

Oberlin, Louisiana

Ascension Parish Prison, Louisiana

Donaldsonville, Louisiana

Assumption Parish Prison, Louisiana

Napoleonville, Louisiana

Avoyelles Parish Prison, Louisiana

Marksville, Louisiana

Beauregard Parish Prison, Louisiana

De Ridder, Louisiana

Bienville Parish Prison, Louisiana

Arcadia, Louisiana

Bossier Parish Prison, Louisiana

Benton, Louisiana

Caddo Parish Prison, Louisiana

Shreveport, Louisiana

Calcasieu Parish Prison, Louisiana

Lake Charles, Louisiana

Caldwell Parish Prison, Louisiana

Columbia, Louisiana

Cameron Parish Prison, Louisiana

Cameron, Louisiana

Catahoula Parish Prison, Louisiana

Harrisonburg, Louisiana

Claiborne Parish Prison, Louisiana

Homer, Louisiana

Concordia Parish Prison, Louisiana

Vidalia, Louisiana

De Soto Parish Prison, Louisiana

Mansfield, Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, Louisiana

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

East Carroll Parish Prison, Louisiana

Lake Providence, Louisiana

East Feliciana Parish Prison, Louisiana

Clinton, Louisiana

Evangeline Parish Prison, Louisiana

Ville Platte, Louisiana

Franklin Parish Prison, Louisiana

Winnsboro, Louisiana

Grant Parish Prison, Louisiana

Colfax, Louisiana

Iberia Parish Prison, Louisiana

New Iberia, Louisiana

Iberville Parish Prison, Louisiana

Plaquemine, Louisiana

Jackson Parish Prison, Louisiana

Jonesboro, Louisiana

Jefferson Davis Parish Prison, Louisiana

Jennings, Louisiana

Jefferson Parish Prison, Louisiana

Gretna, Louisiana

Lafayette Parish Prison, Louisiana

Lafayette, Louisiana

Lafourche Parish Prison, Louisiana

Thibodaux, Louisiana

La Salle Parish Prison, Louisiana

Jena, Louisiana

Lincoln Parish Prison, Louisiana

Ruston, Louisiana

Livingston Parish Prison, Louisiana

Livingston, Louisiana

Madison Parish Prison, Louisiana

Tallulah, Louisiana

Morehouse Parish Prison, Louisiana

Bastrop, Louisiana

Natchitoches Parish Prison, Louisiana

Natchitoches, Louisiana

Orleans Parish Prison, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

Ouachita Parish Prison, Louisiana

Monroe, Louisiana

Plaquemines Parish Prison, Louisiana

Pointe A La Hache, Louisiana

Pointe Coupee Parish Prison, Louisiana

New Roads, Louisiana

Rapides Parish Prison, Louisiana

Alexandria, Louisiana

Red River Parish Prison, Louisiana

Coushatta, Louisiana

Richland Parish Prison, Louisiana

Rayville, Louisiana

Sabine Parish Prison, Louisiana

Many, Louisiana

St. Bernard Parish Prison, Louisiana

Chalmette, Louisiana

St. Charles Parish Prison, Louisiana

Hahnville, Louisiana

St. Helena Parish Prison, Louisiana

Greensburg, Louisiana

St. James Parish Prison, Louisiana

Convent, Louisiana

St. John The Baptist Parish Prison, Louisiana

Edgard, Louisiana

St. Landry Parish Prison, Louisiana

Opelousas, Louisiana

St. Martin Parish Prison, Louisiana

St. Martinville, Louisiana

St. Mary Parish Prison, Louisiana

Franklin, Louisiana

St. Tammany Parish Prison, Louisiana

Covington, Louisiana

Tangipahoa Parish Prison, Louisiana

Amite, Louisiana

Tensas Parish Prison, Louisiana

St. Joseph, Louisiana

Terrebonne Parish Prison, Louisiana

Houma, Louisiana

Union Parish Prison, Louisiana

Farmerville, Louisiana

Vermilion Parish Prison, Louisiana

Abbeville, Louisiana

Vernon Parish Prison, Louisiana

Leesville, Louisiana

Washington Parish Prison, Louisiana

Franklinton, Louisiana

Webster Parish Prison, Louisiana

Minden, Louisiana

West Baton Rouge Parish Prison, Louisiana

Port Allen, Louisiana

West Carroll Parish Prison, Louisiana

Oak Grove, Louisiana

West Feliciana Parish Prison, Louisiana

St. Francisville, Louisiana

Winn Parish Prison, Louisiana

Winnfield, Louisiana


Contact Carl Barkemeyer, Louisiana Malfeasance Defense Lawyer, at (225) 964-6720 to discuss legal representation.

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