Aggravated Battery — Louisiana

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Aggravated Battery — La RS 14:34

Aggravated battery is a battery committed with a dangerous weapon.

Penalty and Sentencing

This is a felony and a crime of violence. Whoever commits an aggravated battery shall be fined not more than Five Thousand Dollars, imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than 10 years, or both. At least one year of the sentence imposed shall be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence if the offender knew or should have known that the victim is an active member of the United States Armed Forces or is a disabled veteran and the aggravated battery was committed because of that status.

Definitions

“Active member of the United States Armed Forces” shall mean an active member of the United States Army, the United States Marine Corps, the United States Navy, the United States Air Force, the United States Coast Guard, or the National Guard.

“Disabled veteran” shall mean a veteran member of the United States Army, the United States Marine Corps, the United States Navy, the United States Air Force, the United States Coast Guard, or the National Guard who is disabled as determined by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs.

Legal Assistance

For more information about Aggravated Battery in Louisiana Contact 504-599-5955 Attorney Elizabeth B Carpenter!

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