New Orleans Battery Defense Attorneys

Aggressive Representation that Gets Results

Have you been accused of battery in New Orleans? You need an aggressive and effective lawyer familiar with Louisiana law at your side. At The Burrell Firm, LLC, our New Orleans battery defense attorneys work directly with clients to put together the defense that works best for you. We also have a law office in Ruston and are available to defend clients throughout the state.

Want a dedicated attorney with a track record of success on your side? Call us today at (504) 420-7575.

What is Battery?

Battery is the intentional use of force or violence on another person. The definition also applies to the intentional administration of a poison or other noxious liquid or substance to another. Keep reading to learn about the different categories of battery and the punishments for each.

Aggravated Battery

In Louisiana, aggravated battery is a battery committed with a dangerous weapon, such as a gun, knife, sword, or crossbow.

Committing aggravated battery can result in a fine of up to $5000, imprisonment with or without hard labor for 10 years or less, or both. At least one year of the sentence imposed shall be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of the sentence if the offender knew or should have known that their victim was an active member of the U.S. Armed Forces or is a disabled veteran.

Second Degree Battery

Second-degree battery occurs when the offender intentionally inflicts serious bodily injury on another. Serious bodily injury is defined as harm which leads to unconsciousness, extreme physical pain, disfigurement, the loss or impairment of the function of a bodily member, or a substantial risk of death.

An offender who is accused of the crime of second-degree battery will be fined up to $2000, imprisoned with or without hard labor for eight years or less, or both.

Aggravated Second Degree Battery

Aggravated second-degree battery describes battery committed with a dangerous weapon when the offender intentionally inflicts serious bodily injury.

A person who commits the crime of aggravated second-degree battery shall be fined up to $10,000 or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than fifteen years, or both.

Simple Battery

Simple battery is battery committed without a deadly weapon or resulting in serious bodily injury. While it is the least serious battery offense under Louisiana law, simple battery is still a punishable crime.

Punishments for someone who commits a simple battery include:

  • A fine of not more than $1000, or
  • Imprisonment for not more than six months, or
  • Both of the above

Contact an Experienced Louisiana Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you need help in New Orleans, Monroe, Lincoln Parish, Union Parish, or Jefferson Parish concerning a battery charge, we are your guys. Our New Orleans battery defense lawyers have years of experience fighting battery and other criminal charges throughout Louisiana.

Call The Burrell Firm, LLC today at (504) 420-7575 or contact us online to learn more.

Recent Results

  • $993,000 18-Wheeler Crash

    In the height of the coronavirus pandemic, the defendants offered their full policy limits of $1,000,000 minus what was previously paid.

  • $415,000 No Insurance = No Problem

    A New Orleans personal injury Plaintiff who was rear-ended by a company truck was able to settle his case just weeks after an unsuccessful mediation

  • $400,000 Company Truck Crash

    Plaintiff who treated for a fractured ankle and aggravation injuries to both the neck and back was able to secure a settlement in a very conservative jurisdiction.

  • $390,000 Prior Injuries = No Problem

    Plaintiff who treated for back and neck injuries as a result of an 18 wheeler crash was able to secure a settlement.

  • $350,000 Low Impact 18 Wheeler Crash

    A plaintiff was injured by an 18 wheeler suffering both back and neck issues as a result

  • $275,000 Uber Crash

    A New Orleans personal injury Plaintiff who was t-boned in a red light dispute was able to settle her case a week after mediation.

  • $269,000 He finally called Burrell

    After a year of going back and forth with the insurance who refused to do the right thing, they eventually paid over $19,000 more than their policy limits to settle the case prior to trial

  • $135,000 Only 10k offered to her previous lawyer

    Plaintiff retained another local advertising firm and was offered $7,950 to settle. She dropped the other law firm and retained our firm and we settled.

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    After being rear-ended by a company transport vehicle was able to settle his claim. Plaintiff didn’t seek treatment for six (6) weeks post-accident.

  • $110,000 Five Months Later

    Plaintiff was able to settle after only five (5) months.

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