Battery of the Infirm — Louisiana

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Simple Battery of the Infirm — 14:35.2

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.

 

“Infirm, Disabled, or Aged Person” includes but is not limited to any individual who is a resident of a nursing home, mental retardation facility, mental health facility, hospital, or other residential facility, or any individual who is sixty years of age or older.

Lack of knowledge of the person’s age shall not be a defense.

 

Penalty

Whoever commits the crime of battery of the infirm shall be fined not more than $500 and imprisoned 30 days to 6 months, or both.

 

Legal Representation

If you have been arrested for a battery crime, contact a New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney for a consultation.

 

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