Assault By Drive-By Shooting — Louisiana

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Elizabeth B Carpenter, Esq. — New Orleans assault Defense Attorney in Louisiana


Assault By Drive-by Shooting — La R.S. 14:37.1

Assault by drive-by shooting is an assault committed with a firearm when an offender uses a motor vehicle to facilitate the assault.

Whoever commits an assault by drive-by shooting shall be imprisoned for 1 to 5 years, with or without hard labor, and without benefit of suspension of sentence.

“Drive-by shooting” means the discharge of a firearm from a motor vehicle on a public street or highway with the intent either to kill, cause harm to, or frighten another person.

Assault by a drive-by shooting is a Crime of Violence under La Revised Statutes.


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