In Louisiana, battery is the intentional use of force or violence against another person. There are many types of battery offences ranging from misdemeanor to felony punishments. Some types of battery are simple battery, aggravated battery, and second degree battery. Simple battery is when there is no weapon used and there is no serious bodily injury. Simple battery is a misdemeanor in Louisiana and is punishable by up to six months in jail. Aggravated battery is when there is a weapon used while committing a battery. Second degree battery is when someone intends to cause and does cause serious injury to the victim. Some of the other types of batteries are battery of a police officer, battery of a school teacher, domestic abuse battery. Some battery offences can carry up to fifteen years in jail. There are also different types of sexual batteries which can carry even more time in jail. Sexual battery offences may also require sex offender registration. Many times victims of batteries are seeking damages and or reimbursement of medical bill. Persons accused of battery should be represented by attorneys to protect their rights. Ben LaBranche has experience defending people charged with misdemeanor and felony battery.
If you need assistance with a battery case, contact Ben LaBranche at (225) 927-5495 for a free consultation.