Baton Rouge Domestic Abuse Aggravated Assault Defense Attorney

The charge of Domestic Abuse Aggravated Assault was created in 2017.  It is a felony that involves an assault with a dangerous weapon upon household member or family member.  The sentencing range is 1-5 years imprisonment. If a child is present during the incident, there is a mandatory minimum sentence of two years in prison.

This is a domestic violence charge that is taken very seriously in Louisiana. If you need a domestic abuse aggravated assault defense attorney, contact us at 225-964-6720.

§37.7. Domestic abuse aggravated assault

            A. Domestic abuse aggravated assault is an assault with a dangerous weapon committed by one household member or family member upon another household member or family member.

            B. For purposes of this Section:

            (1) "Family member" means spouses, former spouses, parents, children, stepparents, stepchildren, foster parents, and foster children.

            (2) "Household member" means any person presently or formerly living in the same residence with the offender and who is involved or has been involved in a sexual or intimate relationship with the offender, or any child presently or formerly living in the same residence with the offender, or any child of the offender regardless of where the child resides.

            C. Whoever commits the crime of domestic abuse aggravated assault shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not less than one year nor more than five years and fined not more than five thousand dollars.

            D. This Subsection shall be cited as the "Domestic Abuse Aggravated Assault Child Endangerment Law". When the state proves, in addition to the elements of the crime as set forth in Subsection A of this Section, that a minor child thirteen years of age or younger was present at the residence or any other scene at the time of the commission of the offense, the mandatory minimum sentence imposed by the court shall be two years imprisonment at hard labor without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.

            Acts 2012, No. 535, §1, eff. June 5, 2012; Acts 2015, No. 440, §1; Acts 2017, No. 79, §1.

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