Assault / Simple Assault — Louisiana

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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.


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