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Battery Charges in Baton Rouge City Court

The listed criminal battery charges below are the offenses prosecuted in Baton Rouge City Court. They are all misdemeanor offenses. Felonies are prosecuted in District Court. Mr. Barkemeyer is skilled and experienced at handling misdemeanors is Baton Rouge City Court. Contact him at (225) 964-6720 if you or someone you know has a criminal charge in Baton Rouge City Court.

Battery Lawyer in City Court

Battery, even though it is a misdemeanor, is something that is considered a criminal misdemeanor that is handled much more seriously than other misdemeanor and non-violent crimes. As a result of this, charges of battery are usually accompanied by not only heavy penalties but also consequences that can be long term. A battery charge is one that can follow you all your life if you are not careful. As a violent crime, a battery charge will pop up on your background history when you are being checked for things like employment, rental of apartments, internships, professional licenses and a lot more.

While battery charges are handled as violent crimes everywhere, the degree of prosecution and penalties differs from state to state. In Baton Rouge, there is the state law that has provisions that are similar to that of the city code however, in the case of battery, the city code is what stands. Here is a list of charges that are considered battery and are prosecuted in the Baton Rouge city court.

Simple Battery: According to the Municipal code, simple battery is any form of battery that is committed against a person without their consent. The city code states that anyone found guilty of committing a crime of simple battery would either be given a fine of an amount not exceeding $500, be sent to jail for a period of time not exceeding 6 months or be made to face both penalties.

Battery of a Police Officer: According to the city code, the crime of battery of a police officer is one where battery is committed without the consent of the victim and where the perpetrator of the crime is believed to be aware of the fact that the victim is a police officer who is performing his official duty. Officers referred to as police officers in this section of the code include patrol officers, firemen, animal control agents, constables, deputy sheriffs, marshals, wildlife enforcement agents, emergency medical service personnel, parole and probation officers, correctional officers and commissioned police officers. In the city code, acts that may be considered as battery of a police officer include and are not limited to using violence or force on any police officer by throwing any manner of human waste including saliva, urine feces and blood by the offender in the period that the offender is being detained or being incarcerated by a court of law in any prison, jail, correctional facility, halfway house, juvenile institution, detention facility or temporary holding center. Anyone found guilty of the crime of battery of a police officer would either be fined a sum not more than $500 or be sent to jail for a period of time, not below 15 days and not more than 6 months. A sentence that would be devoid of the benefit of a suspension of sentence.

Battery of a School Teacher: According to the city code, battery of a school teacher is a crime of battery committed without the victims’ consent in a case where the offender is aware of the fact that the victim is a school teacher who is performing their official duty. In the city code, a school teacher refers to anybody who is an instructor, a teacher, staff, administrator or an employee of either a private or a public secondary, elementary, vocational, technical, post-secondary or special school, training or institution. Anybody who is found guilty of the crime of battery of a school teacher would either be fined nothing more than $500 or would be sent to prison for a minimum of 15 days and a maximum of 6 months and this sentence would not allow the benefit of sentence suspension. In this case, the court has the right to suspend the sentence and place a probation on the offender with a 2-day jail and a 5-day community service condition. A failure to meet these conditions as per the determinant of the supervisor would result in a probation revocation and the original jail time would be imposed.

Domestic Abuse Battery: According to the city code, domestic abuse battery is the use of intentional violence or force by one household member on another household member without the consent of the victim. Household members in this section include spouses and children and the penalties range from community service to serving a 6-month jail sentence.

The case of battery is a rather technical one and it is usually charged to the Baton Rouge city court as a misdemeanor albeit a rather serious one; and not to the district court which is reserved for felony charges. As a result, it is important to have a battery lawyer Baton Rouge city court as a legal representative in the city court.

The defense lawyers at the Barkemeyer Law Firm ares seasoned in the proceedings of Baton Rouge City Court and is knowledgeable of the conduct of the municipal code. Securely under his belt is a wealth of successful experiences with client representation in the Baton Rouge City Court.

Mr. Barkemeyer is one battery lawyer who would take his time to investigate your case thoroughly and would even help you to ascertain and evaluate all of your possible and potential defenses. He would also be sure to guide you effectively in the court proceedings ensuring that you are able to understand and follow the court processes with ease.

If you or anyone that you know is charged with a battery charge, contact the Barkemeyer Law Firm at (225) 964-6720. Mr. Barkemeyer is always available to take on your case and he is sure to go above and beyond to make sure that as his client, you get the representation that you deserve as well as the best possible outcome from the city court.


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