Case Results

Attempted Second Degree Murder & Domestic Abuse Battery by Strangulation - Sentenced to only Probation

July 2021

A Mr. Smith came to Mr. Lawrence after being arrested for Domestic Abuse Battery by Strangulation, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Attempted 2nd Degree Murder. Police were dispatched to the residence of Mr. Smith's girlfriend after a domestic disturbance was reported involving an armed man. Mr. Smith was arrested leaving his girlfriend's residence and a gun was recovered jammed with a spent casing in the chamber. Additionally, a bullet hole matching the recovered gun was found in the bedroom of the girlfriend's house. 

Mr. Lawrence negotiated the dismissal of the charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, which would have required mandatory jail time, and negotiated suspended sentences on the other charges (including attempted murder) requiring only probation.

Practice area(s): Criminal Defense

Aaron D. Lawrence

Aaron is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Attorney in Ruston, Louisiana. He received his Juris Doctor and Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center. He received his Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences from the University of North Tex...