Title 14. Criminal Law

Chapter 1. Criminal Code

Part II. Offenses Against the Person

Subpart B. Assault and Battery (with Related Offenses) 



14:34.9.1     Aggravated assault upon a dating partner


A. Aggravated assault upon a dating partner is an assault with a dangerous weapon committed by one dating partner upon another dating partner. 


B. For purposes of this Section, “dating partner” means any person who is involved or has been involved in a sexual or intimate relationship with the offender characterized by the expectation of affectionate involvement independent of financial considerations, regardless of whether the person presently lives or formerly lived in the same residence with the offender. “Dating partner” shall not include a casual relationship or ordinary association between persons in a business or social context. 


C. Whoever commits the crime of aggravated assault upon a dating partner shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not less than one year nor more than five years and fined not more than five thousand dollars. 


D. This Subsection shall be cited as the “Aggravated Assault Upon a Dating Partner Child Endangerment Law”. When the state proves, in addition to the elements of the crime as set forth in Subsection A of this Section, that a minor child thirteen years of age or younger was present at the residence or any other scene at the time of the commission of the offense, the mandatory minimum sentence imposed by the court shall be two years imprisonment at hard labor without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence. 


Added by Acts 2017, No. 84, § 1.