Aggravated Assault — Louisiana


What is Aggravated Assault in Louisiana?


Aggravated Assault — La R.S. 14:37

Aggravated assault is an assault committed with a dangerous weapon.  Of course, this includes assault with a weapon, such as a knife.  However, Louisiana Law states that any object that could be used to inflict serious harm on another person is considered a dangerous weapon.  This best example of this is a wine bottle.


What is the penalty for aggravated assault?

Whoever commits an aggravated assault shall be fined not more than $1000 or imprisoned for not more than 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 120 days to 6 months without benefit of suspension of sentence and may be fined not more than one $2000.


Aggravated Assault is a misdemeanor, but the consequences are serious because a conviction may not be expunged since it is a Crime of Violence under La Revised Statutes.


Related Posts:

Simple Assault

Aggravated Assault Upon a Peace Officer

Aggravated Assault with a Firearm


Legal Assistance

If you or a loved one has been arrested for assault in the New Orleans area, Contact our criminal defense law firm for a consultation.  We are ready to defend you!


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