Assault in Louisiana is defined by LA. Revised Statute 14.36, the following statutes define and govern the potential sentences for:
Definition of Assault
While each of these charges have distinguishing elements, in order to be convicted of one of the above charges a prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt the defendant committed 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 or the intentional placing of another in reasonable apprehension of receiving the former.
As is clear by the charges listed above, the Louisiana Legislature has categorized the charges of assault by the means and/or by specific classes of victims.
Possible Penalties for Assault
The possible penalties for Assault in Louisiana differ greatly based on the circumstances and the exact statute a defendant is charged under but range from a misdemeanor to incarceration with hard labor for 10 (ten) years.
Potential Defenses to Assault
A consultation with one of the attorneys at Lawrence Law Firm can bring to light facts and circumstances useful in mounting unique and creative defenses or mitigating factors such as: lack of intent, lack of knowledge, lack of force, or unreasonable apprehension.
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