Louisiana Crimes of Violence

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

(4)  Manslaughter

(5)  Aggravated battery

(6)  Second degree battery

(7)  Aggravated assault

(8) Mingling harmful substances    Repealed

(9)  First Degree Rape

(10)  Second Degree Rape

(11)  Third Degree Rape

(12)  Sexual battery

(13)  Second degree sexual battery

(14)  Intentional exposure to AIDS virus

(15)  Aggravated kidnapping

(16)  Second degree kidnapping

(17)  Simple kidnapping

(18)  Aggravated arson

(19)  Aggravated criminal damage to property

(20)  Aggravated burglary

(21)  Armed robbery

(22)  First degree robbery

(23)  Simple robbery

(24)  Purse snatching

(25)  Extortion.   Repealed

(26)  Assault by drive-by shooting

(27)  Aggravated crime against nature

(28)  Carjacking

(29)  Illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities   Repealed

(30)  Terrorism

(31)  Aggravated second degree battery

(32)  Aggravated assault upon a peace officer with a firearm

(33)  Aggravated assault with a firearm

(34)  Armed robbery; use of firearm; additional penalty

(35)  Second degree robbery

(36)  Disarming of a peace officer

(37)  Stalking

(38)  Second degree cruelty to juveniles

(39)  Aggravated flight from an officer

(40)  Aggravated incest

(41)  Battery of a police officer

(42)  Trafficking of children for sexual purposes

(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.

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