What Is Criminal Assault Louisiana — La R.S. 14:36
Assault is an attempt to commit a battery, or the intentional placing of another in reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery.
Simple Assault — La. R.S. 14:38
Simple assault is an assault committed without a dangerous weapon, i.e. a hand.
Whoever commits a simple assault shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars, or imprisoned for not more than ninety days, or both.