Mr. Barkemeyer is an assault defense lawyer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Assault charges are taken seriously in Louisiana and carry harsh penalties. Assault cases range from simple confrontations and bar fights to domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon. See the video below for a discussion regarding assault charges in Louisiana.
Assault is “an attempt to commit a battery, or the intentional placing of another in reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery.” Threats and attempts to physically injure someone qualify as an assault. Under Louisiana criminal law, charges for these offenses range from misdemeanors to felonies, and include:
Simple Assault: Simple assault is an assault committed without a dangerous weapon. Can only be charged as a misdemeanor.
Aggravated assault: is an assault committed with a dangerous weapon.
Assault by drive-by shooting: is an assault committed with a firearm when an offender uses a motor vehicle to facilitate the assault.
Aggravated assault upon a peace officer with a firearm: is an assault committed upon a peace officer who is acting in the course and scope of his duties with a firearm.
Unlawful use of a laser on a police officer: is the intentional projection of a laser on or at a police officer without consent of the officer when the offender has reasonable grounds to believe the officer is a police officer acting in the performance of his duty and that the officer will be injured, intimidated, or placed in fear of bodily harm.
Aggravated assault with a firearm: is an assault committed by the discharge of a firearm.
Aggravated assault upon a utility service employee with a firearm: is an assault committed upon a utility service employee who is acting in the course and scope of his duties when the offender knows the victim is a utility service employee and the assault is committed with the intention of preventing the person from performing his official duties and is committed with a firearm.
Aggravated assault with a motor vehicle upon a peace officer: is an assault committed with a motor vehicle upon a peace officer acting in the course and scope of his duties.
Mingling harmful substances: is the intentional mingling of any harmful substance or matter with any food, drink or medicine with intent that the same shall be taken by any human being to his injury.
Assault on a school teacher: is an assault committed when the offender has reasonable grounds to believe the victim is a school teacher acting in the performance of his duties.
Assault on a child welfare worker: is an assault committed when the offender has reasonable grounds to believe the victim is a child welfare worker acting in the performance of his duties.
If you're convicted of an assault, you could face any or all of the following:
Parish jail time
A permanent criminal record
Mandatory anger management classes
Being turned down for employment after you’re released
If you’ve been accused or charged with battery, you may be able to plea self defense or lack of intent. Your case may even be dismissed depending on the evidence. But the only way you can explore these possibilities is by hiring an experienced attorney with extensive knowledge of the complex Louisiana battery laws.
Carl Barkemeyer, Criminal Defense Attorney, knows what it takes to win these cases. He will thoroughly investigate and examine all the facts related to your battery case, gather all evidence that supports your defense, and work to ensure that your defense rests on solid facts.
Contact Baton Rouge Assault Defense Attorney Carl Barkemeyer at (225) 964-6720.