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New Orleans and Metairie Domestic Abuse Battery Lawyer

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Domestic Violence New Orleans
Domestic Abuse Battery

Being accused of domestic abuse battery in Louisiana can be a confusing and isolating experience. You may be facing serious charges, unsure of your next steps, and worried about the potential consequences. At Moisant Law Firm, our compassionate and experienced criminal defense attorneys understand the complexities of these situations. We will listen to your story without judgment and fight diligently to protect your rights throughout the legal process.Our founding attorney, Samantha Moisant, is a former prosecutor at the New Orleans District Attorney's office, giving her unique insight into how the prosecution builds their cases. 


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What is Domestic Abuse Battery in Louisiana?

Louisiana law (La. R.S. 14:36.1) defines domestic abuse battery as any intentional touching or unwanted physical force against a household member or dating partner. This can include:

  • Hitting, slapping, shoving, or kicking

  • Grabbing, restraining, or interfering with personal liberty

  • Threats of violence

  • Damage to property during a domestic altercation

Important Considerations in Domestic Abuse Battery Cases

Domestic abuse battery cases often involve complex issues, such as false accusations, self-defense, and temporary restraining orders. Our attorneys will carefully consider all aspects of your case, including:

  • The nature of the alleged physical contact

  • The presence of witnesses

  • Any history of domestic violence

  • The existence of a protective order

What Potential Defenses for Domestic Abuse Battery Charges in Louisiana?

Depending on the specific circumstances of your case, several potential defenses may be available. Our approach will be tailored to your situation, and some potential defenses include:

  • False Accusations: We can investigate the allegations and challenge the credibility of the accuser.

  • Self-Defense: If you acted in self-defense to protect yourself or others, we can build a strong defense based on Louisiana law.

  • Accidental Contact: If the contact was unintentional or accidental, we will argue for a dismissal of charges.

  • Provocation: If you were provoked by the accuser's actions, we can explore this mitigating factor.

Contact Moisant Law Today for a Free Consultation

A domestic abuse battery charge have a significant impact on your future.  You need an experienced criminal defense lawyer to guide you.  We can help you understand your options and fight to protect your freedom.

Call us at 504-317-1685  or fill out our online contact form.

We accept cases in Orleans Parish, Jefferson Parish, and surrounding areas.

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