The listed criminal Assault charges below are the offenses prosecuted in Baton Rouge City Court. They are all misdemeanor offenses. Felonies are prosecuted in District Court. Carl Barkemeyer, Criminal Defense Attorney is a skilled and experienced at handling misdemeanors is Baton Rouge City Court. Contact him at (225) 964-6720 if you or somoene you know has a criminal charge in City Court.
Assault is a crime that is considered a misdemeanor however, it is also a violent crime. The crime of assault can be defined differently in different states, where one state may consider the use of violence intentionally as assault, some other states may consider an act that causes a person to feel the fear of potential violence as an assault. In line with the second definition of assault, a form of action that implies violence is usually required as proof of assault and so verbal threats are generally not considered assaults.
When it comes to cases of assault, they are generally considered to be the least among the crimes under assault and battery and as such, they would usually not carry any serious reparations. However, in Baton Rouge, a criminal misdemeanor like assault would be charged to the city court and may carry reparations which are quite different from that which is under the state law as the city court does not prosecute according to the state law but is under the municipal code even though the state law reference has similar provisions for these misdemeanors.
In the Baton Rouge city court, the following charges are considered criminal misdemeanor offenses and are prosecuted in the Baton Rouge city court:
Assault: According to the Baton Rouge city code, this is an attempt at committing the crime of battery or of intentionally putting another person in a state of apprehension of receiving a battery.
Aggravated Assault: According to the Baton Rouge city code, an aggravated assault is an assault that is committed with the use of a dangerous weapon. The city code also states that anyone charged with the crime of aggravated assault would be either charged a fine not exceeding $500 they, go to jail for a time not exceeding 6 months or would be made to face both penalties. Furthermore, if the crime of aggravated assault is committed against the employee of a store or a merchant and the accused engages in the act of perpetrating or attempting to perpetrate theft of the gods, then the offender would be sent to jail for a time of nothing below 120 days. This 120 days in jail would not include having the benefits of a suspension of sentence. The jail time, however, cannot exceed 6 months. There would also be a fine of $1000 to be paid by the accused.
Simple Assault: According to the Baton Rouge city code, a simple assault is any assault that is committed without the use of a dangerous weapon. The city code states that anyone found guilty of committing the crime of simple assault would either be fined with an amount, not above $200, be sent to jail for a time not exceeding 90 days or would be made to face both penalties.
These criminal misdemeanor charges are brought to the Baton Rouge city court rather than the district court which is usually where felony charges are prosecuted. Since the Baton Rouge city court operates under the municipal code and not the state law, despite having similar prosecution processes for these misdemeanor charges, the reparations may be different. This is why an assault lawyer Baton Rouge city court is important.
Having to go to city court in Baton Rouge requires having knowledge of the municipal code and how the prosecutions in the Baton Rouge city court is carried out. A good assault lawyer Baton Rouge city court should have proper experience and knowledge of these. Carl Barkemeyer is an assault lawyer Baton Rouge city court.
As a well-established criminal defense lawyer, Mr. Barkemeyer has under his belt a wealth of experience when it comes to successfully representing clients who are charged to the Baton Rouge city court by either an arrest, a summons or a ticket. As a result of his years of being successful with representing clients in Baton Rouge city court, Mr. Barkemeyer has become very knowledgeable and seasoned in the proceedings of the Baton Rouge city court. He has also familiarized himself very well with the Baton Rouge municipal code and this makes him one of the best options for legal representation in the Baton Rouge city court.
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Mr. Barkemeyer is always on hand and ready to take on any case of criminal misdemeanor and as an assault lawyer Baton Rouge city court, he would be sure to help you in every way possible. Carl Barkemeyer is the criminal defense lawyer you need to help you to fight through am assault charge. He would be sure to thoroughly investigate your case and would go as far as helping you to effectively and accurately evaluate and eventually assert any form of possible defenses that you have. Mr. Barkemeyer would also help to guide you in a step by step manner through everything that is entailed in the court process in such a way that it would be easy for you to follow and to understand the proceedings in the court.
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Assault is an attempt to commit a battery, or the intentional placing of another in reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery.
(City Code 1951, Title 13, § 601)
State law reference— Similar provisions, R.S. 14:36.
Aggravated assault is an assault committed with a dangerous weapon.
Whoever commits an aggravated assault shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), or imprisoned for not more than six (6) months, or both.
If the offense is committed upon a store's or merchant's employee while the offender is engaged in the perpetration or attempted perpetration of theft of goods, the offender shall be imprisoned for not less than one hundred twenty (120) days without benefit of suspension of sentence nor more than six (6) months and may be fined not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).
(City Code 1951, Title 13, § 603; Ord. No. 9734, § 1, 10-27-93)
State law reference— Similar provisions, R.S. 14:37.
Simple assault is an assault committed without a dangerous weapon.
Whoever commits a simple assault shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars ($200.00), or imprisoned for not more than ninety (90) days, or both.
(City Code 1951, Title 13, § 602)
State law reference— Similar provisions, R.S. 14:38.
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