The Louisiana criminal code defines a “crime of violence” as 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”:

With some very limited exceptions, a sentence for a “crime of violence” cannot be suspended or probated; and, as such, a conviction for a “crime of violence” usually cannot be expunged.  Therefore, it is imperative that you have the competent representation at all stages of the proceeding.

If you, or someone you know, are facing a crime of violence, contact us today to schedule a free consultation to begin to process of retaining Stephen D. Hébert, LLC - Attorney at Law!

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