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Louisiana Domestic Abuse Attorney
Domestic Abuse Attorney in Shreveport, Bossier City, Monroe, & Ruston, LA
Accusations of domestic abuse battery in Louisiana are always serious charges. Not unlike many other states, Louisiana is a state where law enforcement officers are granted the authority to make mandatory arrests even when a domestic abuse battery crime occurs outside of the immediate presence of a law enforcement officer. If upon conducting a criminal investigation a law enforcement officer determines there is probable cause to make an arrest, such an arrest is mandatory.
By better understanding the elements of the crime, you can be more equipped to hire an experienced Louisiana domestic abuse battery attorney.
Elements of Louisiana Domestic Abuse Battery
As with any crime, probable cause is not met unless all of the aspects of the crime are met. In simplest terms, any act of violence or willful, intentional touching of another household member or dating partner without their consent constitutes domestic abuse battery.
Mandatory Arrests and Louisiana Domestic Abuse Battery
One of the primary aspects of this law that makes it worthwhile to hire a Louisiana domestic abuse battery attorney is the aspect of a mandatory arrest associated with this crime. In most crimes, specifically misdemeanors, officers or deputies can choose to make an arrest or let an offender go.
Whether you committed the domestic abuse battery or not, if an officer feels he or she has probable cause, you will be going to jail.
Because of the sensitivity of domestic abuse battery and the liability posed to officers who fail to remove justifiably abusive offenders, more often than not, officers do everything in their power to find the necessary probable cause to make an arrest.
Hiring a Louisiana Domestic Abuse Battery Attorney
Allegations of domestic abuse battery are serious and demand a steadfast legal defense. Don’t let a false accusation of domestic abuse battery in Louisiana tarnish your good name. Attorney Eric Johnson with The John D. & Eric G. Johnson Law Firm has provided exceptional criminal defense for over 27 years in Louisiana. if you’ve been accused of domestic abuse battery, give us a call.
To schedule your free consultation, call us today at (318) 377-1555 or visit us online.