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Rs 14:37.7 Domestic Abuse Aggravated Assault

§37.7. Domestic abuse aggravated assault

A. Domestic abuse aggravated assault is an assault with a dangerous weapon

committed by one household member or family member upon another household member

or family member.

B. For purposes of this Section:

(1) "Family member" means spouses, former spouses, parents, children, stepparents,

stepchildren, foster parents, and foster children.

(2) "Household member" means any person presently or formerly living in the same

residence with the offender and who is involved or has been involved in a sexual or intimate

relationship with the offender, or any child presently or formerly living in the same residence

with the offender, or any child of the offender regardless of where the child resides.

C. Whoever commits the crime of domestic abuse aggravated assault shall be

imprisoned at hard labor for not less than one year nor more than five years and fined not

more than five thousand dollars.

D. This Subsection shall be cited as the "Domestic Abuse Aggravated Assault Child

Endangerment Law". When the state proves, in addition to the elements of the crime as set

forth in Subsection A of this Section, that a minor child thirteen years of age or younger was

present at the residence or any other scene at the time of the commission of the offense, the

mandatory minimum sentence imposed by the court shall be two years imprisonment at hard

labor without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.

Acts 2012, No. 535, §1, eff. June 5, 2012; Acts 2015, No. 440, §1; Acts 2017, No.

79, §1.

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John Bel Edwards
John Bel Edwards
January 11, 2016 -
Democratic
1-225-342-4404
900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802

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