Baton Rouge Battery Lawyer

Mr. Barkemeyer is a Baton Rouge, Louisiana battery defense lawyer. Battery charges are taken very seriously in Louisiana. Battery cases range from simple confrontations and bar fights to domestic violence and assault and battery with a deadly weapon. See the video below for a discssion regarding criminal battery charges in Louisiana.

 

BATTERY Defined 

Battery, La RS 14:33, 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.” Battery is a willful violent act which causes physical harm.

Simple Battery: is a battery committed without the consent of the victim.

Aggravated battery: is a battery committed with a dangerous weapon.

Second degree battery: is a battery when the offender intentionally inflicts serious bodily injury; however, this provision shall not apply to a medical provider who has obtained the consent of a patient.

Battery of a police officer: is a battery committed without the consent of the victim when the offender has reasonable grounds to believe the victim is a police officer acting in the performance of his duty.

Battery of a school teacher: is a battery committed without the consent of the victim when the offender has reasonable grounds to believe the victim is a school teacher acting in the performance of employment duties.

Battery of a school or recreation athletic contest official: is a battery committed without the consent of the victim when the offender has reasonable grounds to believe the victim is a school athletic or recreation contest official.

Battery of a correctional facility employee: is a battery committed without the consent of the victim when the offender has reasonable grounds to believe the victim is a correctional facility employee acting in the performance of his duty.

Battery of a bus operator: is a battery committed without the consent of the victim when the offender has reasonable grounds to believe the victim is a bus operator.

Disarming of a peace officer: is committed when an offender, through use of force or threat of force, and without the consent of the peace officer, takes possession of any law enforcement equipment from the person of a peace officer or from an area within the peace officer's immediate control, when the offender has reasonable grounds to believe that the victim is a peace officer acting in the performance of his duty.

Aggravated second degree battery: is a battery committed with a dangerous weapon when the offender intentionally inflicts serious bodily injury.

Battery of a child welfare or adult protective service worker: is a battery committed without the consent of the victim when the offender has reasonable grounds to believe the victim is a child welfare or adult protective service worker working in the performance of employment duties who has presented proper identification.

Simple battery of the infirm: is a battery committed against an infirm, disabled, or aged person who is incapable of consenting to the battery due to either of the following:

(1) Advanced age.

(2) Unsoundness of mind, stupor, abnormal condition of the mind, or other mental or developmental disability, regardless of the age of the victim.

Domestic abuse battery: is the intentional use of force or violence committed by one household member upon the person of another household member.

THE CONSEQUENCES ARE SERIOUS 


Whether you’re convicted of a misdemeanor or felony assault or battery, you could face any or all of the following:

Parish jail or state prison time
A permanent criminal record
Significant fines
Probation
Parole
Mandatory anger management classes
Losing your right to own a deadly weapon
Being turned down for employment after you’re released

EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS ARE CRITICAL 

 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 the Baton Rouge battery defense lawyers at the criminal defense law firm at (225) 964-6720.

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