Criminal Defense Assault and Battery
Located in the heart of downtown New Orleans, Bloom Legal has significant experience working with clients from across Louisiana charged with or arrested for assault and battery. If you have been charged with assault or battery in Louisiana, you need the skill and personalized attention of the violent crime defense lawyers at Bloom Legal. Contact us today at 504.599.9997 for a free consultation.
Assault and Battery Basics
Charges of assault and battery, like many other types of violent crime, have varying levels of severity. Your lawyer should be able to explain to you the differences between these charges and their consequences. With assault and battery, the following distinctions can be made:
- Assault is the credible threat of bodily harm
- Aggravated Assault is assault with a deadly weapon
- Battery is the actual act of physical violence directed at another
You can be charged with assault or aggravated assault without actually striking the other person involved. While they usually appear in conjunction with battery, which is the actual act of violence, you can also be charged with only assault or aggravated assault, if you are believed to have made a credible threat of physical violence. Frequently, though, because of law enforcement's desire to look tough on crime, actions that do not involve a credible threat of violence are still charged as assault or aggravated assault. In these cases, the attorneys at Bloom Legal will work to have the charges dropped or dismissed.
While battery in Louisiana is simply the actual act of violence, the charge can span a wide variety of acts, from a simple bar fight or mild dispute to a violent attack causing grievous bodily harm.
Bloom Legal, Louisiana assault and battery criminal defense team
In the face of assault and/or battery charges in Louisiana, Bloom Legal will work to minimize the negative consequences these charges have on your life. With the knowledgeable legal advice and the skilled representation that we provide our clients in both city, state, and federal courts, we will work to get the charges dropped, dismissed, or reduced, so that you do not lose your freedom and your livelihood. With any charge of assault or battery in Louisiana, the attorneys at Bloom Legal will seriously examine the possibility of self-defense, as violence committed in the process of defending yourself, your loved ones, or others is not battery.
If you have been charged with or arrested for assault or battery in Louisiana, make Bloom Legal your legal defense team to ensure that your rights are protected from the beginning. Whether you are charged in Orleans Parish, Jefferson Parish, St. John the Baptist Parish, or elsewhere, Bloom Legal has the resources and knowledge necessary to protect your rights. Contact Bloom Legal today at 504.599.9997, or fill out our contact form, to schedule your free consultation for your assault and battery defense.
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