The listed criminal Assault charges below are the offenses prosecuted in Baton Rouge City Court. They are all misdemeanor offenses. Felonies are prosecuted in District Court. Mr. Barkemeyer is skilled and experienced at handling misdemeanors is Baton Rouge City Court. Contact him at (225) 964-6720 if you or somoene you know has a criminal charge in City Court.
Assault is an attempt to commit a battery, or the intentional placing of another in reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery.
(City Code 1951, Title 13, § 601)
State law reference— Similar provisions, R.S. 14:36.
Aggravated assault is an assault committed with a dangerous weapon.
Whoever commits an aggravated assault shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), or imprisoned for not more than six (6) months, or both.
If the offense is committed upon a store's or merchant's employee while the offender is engaged in the perpetration or attempted perpetration of theft of goods, the offender shall be imprisoned for not less than one hundred twenty (120) days without benefit of suspension of sentence nor more than six (6) months and may be fined not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).
(City Code 1951, Title 13, § 603; Ord. No. 9734, § 1, 10-27-93)
State law reference— Similar provisions, R.S. 14:37.
Simple assault is an assault committed without a dangerous weapon.
Whoever commits a simple assault shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars ($200.00), or imprisoned for not more than ninety (90) days, or both.
(City Code 1951, Title 13, § 602)
State law reference— Similar provisions, R.S. 14:38.