Violent Crimes Defense Attorney: Assault, Battery, and Robbery

               Violent Crime Defense Lawyer in New Orleans Louisiana

What starts out as a simple fight can escalate quickly. An incident can transform from words being thrown around to fists flying or weapons being drawn.

Whether you were involved in a bar fight or a quarrel between partners, criminal charges for Battery, aggravated assault or domestic violence can have a significant impact on your future. When so much is at stake, it is critical to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side.

                        Experienced Assault Lawyer on Your Side

Whether your charge involves aggravated assault, simple assault or another violent crime, you can trust in The Weiser Law Firm. From the initial hearing to the resolution of your case, you can rely on us to fight for your rights and your freedom. We offer aggressive defense in all types of violent crime cases, such as:

  • Aggravated assault and battery
  • Spousal abuse
  • Simple assault
  • Domestic violence or abuse
  • Assault on a police officer
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Sexual assault
  • Robbery – Armed Robbery
  • Murder – Homicide
  • Other violent crimes

 

Establishing Your Violent Crimes Defense

We will work diligently in establishing your defense. We take great attention to detail in reviewing evidence and identifying and interviewing witnesses. We will analyze the conduct of the investigators and arresting officers to ensure that everything was done within your rights.

No matter how serious the alleged crime is, the authorities must abide by the law. If a confession was obtained illegally, we work hard to get it suppressed from the record.

                        Arrested After a Bar Fight? Don’t Talk to the Police.

If you are charged with a violent crime, it is in your best interest to exercise your right to remain silent. Simply put: Do not talk to the police if they arrest you. Providing any information to them without the benefit of legal counsel could damage any defense established for you.

Louisiana Revised Statutes on Assault and Battery

                   Battery Definition

Battery is defined under Title 14 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes in the following manner:

§33.  Battery defined

Battery is the intentional use of force or violence upon the person of another; or the intentional administration of a poison or other noxious liquid or substance to another.

  • Charges of battery are often coupled by law enforcement officials with charges of assault in order to increase the possible penalties against an individual suspected of a crime

                   Assault Definition

Assault is defined under Title 14 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes in the following manner:

§36.  Assault defined

Assault is an attempt to commit a battery, or the intentional placing of another in reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery.

  • The key under this definition is that assault does not necessarily have to involve any physical action against another – merely threatening harm to another can result in charges of assault in the state of Louisiana

Aggravated Battery is defined under Title 14:34 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes in the following manner:

§34.  Aggravated battery

Aggravated battery is a battery committed with a dangerous weapon.

Whoever commits an aggravated battery shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars, imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than ten years, or both.

  • Similarly to Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Battery involves the use of a dangerous weapon

Centrally located in Mid-City New Orleans, the Weiser Law Firm serves clients from across Louisiana, including:

  • New Orleans and Algiers
  • Metairie, Kenner, Gretna, and the rest of Jefferson Parish
  • Slidell, Covington, and the rest of St. Tammany Parish
  • Chalmette and St. Bernard Parish
  • LaPlace and St. John the Baptist Parish
  • Des Allemands and St. Charles Parish
  • Belle Chase and Plaquemines Parish

Because of the severity of the crime, law enforcement in all parts of the seven-parish Greater New Orleans area take charges of battery, domestic abuse battery, assault, and aggravated crimes very seriously. If you have been charged with either of these crimes anywhere in the New Orleans – Metairie – Kenner area, including the Northshore and River Parishes, The Weiser Law Firm can help you preserve your innocence and your good name.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation at 504-358-2273 or 504-220-9086.

For more information or to schedule a free initial case evaluation with an experienced criminal defense lawyer regarding a charge of aggravated assault, battery or another violent crime, Contact Attorney Harold E. Weiser, III at 504-358-2273 or 504-220-9086.