What Does the State of Louisiana consider Crimes of Violence?

Louisiana defines "Crimes of Violence" by statute in La. R.S. 14:2, these crimes can not be expunged from a persons criminal record.

Louisiana Crimes of Violence — La R.S. 14:2 (B)

Note: Crimes of Violence are non-expungeable offenses. If someone is imprisoned for a crime of violence, he will serve a minimum of 85% of the sentence.

 B. In this Code, "crime of violence" means an offense that has, as an element, the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against the person or property of another, and that, by its very nature, involves a substantial risk that physical force against the person or property of another may be used in the course of committing the offense or an offense that involves the possession or use of a dangerous weapon. The following enumerated offenses and attempts to commit any of them are included as "crimes of violence":

           (1) Solicitation for murder.

           (2) First degree murder.

           (3) Second degree murder.

           (4) Manslaughter.

           (5) Aggravated battery.

           (6) Second degree battery.

           (7) Aggravated assault.

           (8) Repealed by Acts 2017, No. 281, §3.

           (9) Aggravated or first degree rape.

           (10) Forcible or second degree rape.

           (11) Simple or third degree rape.

           (12) Sexual battery.

           (13) Second degree sexual battery.

           (14) Intentional exposure to AIDS virus.

           (15) Aggravated kidnapping.

           (16) Second degree kidnapping.

           (17) Simple kidnapping.

           (18) Aggravated arson.

           (19) Aggravated criminal damage to property.

           (20) Aggravated burglary.

           (21) Armed robbery.

           (22) First degree robbery.

           (23) Simple robbery.

           (24) Purse snatching.

           (25) Repealed by Acts 2017, No. 281, §3.

           (26) Assault by drive-by shooting.

           (27) Aggravated crime against nature.

           (28) Carjacking.

           (29) Repealed by Acts 2017, No. 281, §3.

           (30) Terrorism.

           (31) Aggravated second degree battery.

           (32) Aggravated assault upon a peace officer.

           (33) Aggravated assault with a firearm.

           (34) Armed robbery; use of firearm; additional penalty.

           (35) Second degree robbery.

           (36) Disarming of a peace officer.

           (37) Stalking.

           (38) Second degree cruelty to juveniles.

           (39) Aggravated flight from an officer.

           (40) Repealed by Acts 2014, No. 602, §7, eff. June 12, 2014.

           (41) Battery of a police officer.

           (42) Trafficking of children for sexual purposes.

           (43) Human trafficking.

           (44) Home invasion.

           (45) Domestic abuse aggravated assault.

           (46) Vehicular homicide, when the operator's blood alcohol concentration exceeds

0.20 percent by weight based on grams of alcohol per one hundred cubic centimeters of blood.

           (47) Aggravated assault upon a dating partner.

           (48) Domestic abuse battery punishable under R.S. 14:35.3(M)(2) or (N).

           (49) Battery of a dating partner punishable under R.S. 14:34.9(L)(2) or (M).

           (50) Violation of a protective order if the violation involves a battery or any crime of violence as defined by this Subsection against the person for whose benefit the protective order is in effect.

           (51) Criminal abortion.

           (52) First degree feticide.

           (53) Second degree feticide.

           (54) Third degree feticide.

           (55) Aggravated criminal abortion by dismemberment.

Click the link to read the statute: http://legis.la.gov/Legis/Law.aspx?d=78337

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