Handling Simple Assault, Aggravated Assault And Battery
At the Metairie, Louisiana law firm of Sanjay K. Biswas, Attorney at Law, we defend individuals charged with a wide range of criminal offenses in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana. Mr. Biswas as a Louisiana Assault Attorney will do everything possible to protect you against a conviction for:
- Simple assault is considered a misdemeanor in Louisiana. The crime of assault involves attempting to cause physical harm to someone else, or creating a reasonable fear of imminent harm in someone else. Swinging a fist at someone, for example, may be considered simple assault.
- Aggravated assault can be a misdemeanor or a felony, and the penalties are stricter. It involves the use of a dangerous object such as threatening to attack someone with a knife or baseball bat. If any type of gun is present, it will typically be a felony charge.
- Battery involves actually using force against someone else. Depending on the injuries and whether a weapon was involved, it may be a misdemeanor or a felony.
- Domestic violence allegations are taken very seriously. The police are likely to take someone into custody, even when the real story is not clear.
Understanding The Potential Penalties
The penalties for simple assault can include up to 90 days of jail time, two years probation and $200 in fines. Penalties for aggravated assault can include up to six months of jail time, two years probation and $1,000 in fines.
At the law firm of Sanjay K. Biswas, Attorney at Law, we know that you don’t want to spend months sitting in jail. More importantly, you don’t want a criminal conviction on your record. Count on Mr. Biswas to aggressively defend you against these charges.