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What are the penalties for aggravated assault with a firearm?

Violent crimes tend to fill the media. Such allegations are serious, especially if a person was harmed or killed in the incident. Thus, being accused of a violent crime can have a huge impact on one's personal and professional reputation. Even after the criminal proceedings, a person's tarnished reputation can follow them. Because of this, it is imperative that those facing criminal charges take timely action to initiate a criminal defense. This not only allows the accused to protect their rights, but also limits the impact these allegations can have on their life.

When compared to other violent crimes, assault may seem rather minor. However, if one is accused of committing this crime with a firearm, it could result in serious penalties. What are the penalties for aggravated assault with a firearm in Louisiana?

To begin, this crime occurs when an assault is committed with a firearm. In general, an assault occurs when one person attempts to injure another. This can also include threats or threatening behavior. Thus, an assault with a firearm occurs when a person attempts to injure or threatens to injure another with a firearm. Those convicted of this crime could suffer harsh penalties, including a fine of up to $10,000 and imprisonment for up to 10 years.

Anyone accused of murder or other violent offenses are granted the right to a criminal defense. Initiating a timely defense not only helps preserve evidence that can be used to poke holes in the case, but it also ensures everything is examined and followed according to procedures. A strong criminal defense action could ultimately result in reduced and even dismissed charges.

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