What is a Crime of Violence in Louisiana?
The law pertaining to “Crimes of violence” in Louisiana can be found under Louisiana Revised Statutes 14:2(B). An offense is considered a crime of violence when it has, as an element, the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against the person or property of another, and that, by its very nature, involves a substantial risk that physical force against the person or property of another may be used in the course of committing the offense or an offense that involves the possession or use of a dangerous weapon. The following enumerated offenses and attempts to commit any of them are included as “crimes of violence”:
(1) Solicitation for murder
(2) First degree murder
(3) Second degree murder
Mingling harmful substances Repealed
(10) Second Degree Rape
(11) Third Degree Rape
(12) Sexual battery
(17) Simple kidnapping
(18) Aggravated arson
(20) Aggravated burglary
(21) Armed robbery
(22) First degree robbery
(23) Simple robbery
(24) Purse snatching
Illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities Repealed
(40) Aggravated incest
(43) Human trafficking
(44) Home invasion
(45) Domestic abuse aggravated assault.
(46) Vehicular homicide, when the operator’s blood alcohol concentration exceeds 0.20 percent by weight based on grams of alcohol per one hundred cubic centimeters of blood.
(47) Aggravated assault upon a dating partner.
(48) Domestic abuse battery punishable under R.S. 14:35.3(M)(2) or (N).
(49) Battery of a dating partner punishable under R.S. 14:34.9(L)(2) or (M).
(50) Violation of a protective order if the violation involves a battery or any crime of violence as defined by this Subsection against the person for whose benefit the protective order is in effect.