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New Orleans and Metairie Domestic Violence Lawyer

Domestic Abuse Battery
We Fight For You

Facing domestic violence charges also known as domestic abuse battery can be a confusing and frightening experience. At Moisant Law Firm, we understand the emotional toll these accusations can take, and we are here to fight for your rights. You will need a skilled  New Orleans criminal defense attorney fight for you. 

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. With her in your corner, you can fight for the best possible outcome.

Understanding Domestic Violence in Louisiana

Louisiana law defines domestic violence, also known as domestic abuse, broadly.  R.S. 14:2(B) considers it any crime of violence committed against an intimate partner , family member, or anyone living in the same household . It's important to understand that the legal definition of domestic violence in Louisiana may not apply to all situations involving violence between intimate partners in the same household. While domestic violence laws offer specific protections for victims, some cases involving same-sex couples might be classified differently. In such instances, the charges might fall under assault and battery.This includes acts meant to intimidate, control, or injure someone within your household.

Here are some common examples of domestic violence:

  • Physical assault (hitting, shoving, grabbing)

  • Threats of violence

  • Verbal abuse (yelling, insults, name-calling)

  • Emotional abuse (isolation, manipulation, humiliation)

  • Sexual assault

  • Stalking

  • False imprisonment

Possible Penalties of Domestic Violence Charges​

The severity of penalties for domestic violence charges depends on the specific circumstances of your case. Your charge can either be  classified as misdemeanor or felony . I depending onHowever, here's a general breakdown:

  • First Offense: Misdemeanor charges with potential penalties including fines up to $1,000 and jail time up to 6 months.

  • Second Offense: Increased fines and potential for mandatory jail time.

  • Third or Subsequent Offense: Felony charges with significant fines and prison sentences up to 30 years.

Final Protective Orders

A conviction for domestic violence can lead to a Final Protective Order issued against you. This court order restricts your contact with the victim and potentially other protected individuals. It may also limit your access to certain locations, such as the victim's home or workplace. Violating a Final Protective Order, even unintentionally, can result in serious consequences, including fines and jail time.

Contact Moisant Law Today for a Free Consultation

These are just potential penalties, and a skilled criminal defense attorney can help fight for a better outcome. If you are facing domestic violence charges, contact Moisant Law Firm today. We offer a free consultation to discuss your options and answer your questions. We understand the complexities of these cases and will work tirelessly to protect your future.

Don't face misdemeanor charges alone. Contact Moisant Law Firm today for a free consultation.

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

We are located in Metairie, Louisiana and serve the surrounding areas.

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