Assault & Battery are serious crimes in Louisiana, and depending on whether the victim was injured, the age of the victim, and the instrument (including a chair, rock, club, firearm, glass bottle, knife, gun, and anything else used to inflict injury), a defendant may face felony charges.
In Louisiana, assault is an attempt to commit a battery, or the intentional placing of another in reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery. Some forms of assault include simple assault, aggravated assault, and aggravated assault with a firearm.
In Louisiana, battery is the intentional use of force or violence upon the person of another; or the intentional administration of a poison or other noxious liquid or substance to another.
Some forms of battery include: aggravated battery, second degree battery, and a combination of the two, aggravated second degree battery, which carries up to 15 years in prison.
All assaults and batteries are serious crimes, so get strong, effective representation on your side from experienced, skilled and knowledgeable Louisiana assault and battery criminal defense attorney.