Lafayette Assault and Battery Attorney
In Louisiana, the crime of assault involves the fear of imminent bodily injury or an attempt to commit battery. This is a misdemeanor offense that carries up to 90 days in jail and fines up to $200. Aggravated assault is a similar offense; however, it involves the use of a dangerous weapon such as a club, knife, or firearm, among others. This is also a serious offense that carries up to 6 months in jail and up to $1,000 in fines.
Assault and battery are two separate crimes that involve terminology that is often used interchangeably. The crime of battery is different from assault in that actual physical contact is made. Simple battery is defined as the intentional use of force or violence on another person. This is a misdemeanor offense that can carry up to 6 months in jail and up to $1,000 in fines. Aggravated battery is a similar offense that involves a dangerous weapon such as a firearm or knife. This is a felony offense that can include penalties of up to 10 years in prison and fines up to $5,000.
Our Approach to Criminal Defense
If you are charged with the crime of assault or the crime of battery, then you need skilled representation on your side to help you fight for your rights, your goals, and your desires regarding the future. There are severe penalties in store for a criminal conviction of either of these violent crimes, and there are many various enhancements that can be added depending on the specific circumstances of your charge.
At Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C., we can provide you with the
criminal defense representation that you need. We have handled these cases before and we know how to build a strong defense of your case to aggressively pursue a favorable outcome. Seek our firm's representation today to begin the process of building a strong defense of your case.