The Louisiana Domestic Violence Act is intended to provide victims the maximum protection from abuse that the law can provide. The law protects anyone who has been subjected to violence from spouses, former spouses, and any other family members. The law also protects those who have been falsely accused of domestic violence.
If you are a victim, you can get immediate protection under the law. To talk with a knowledgeable family lawyer about your situation, contact Jeanne M. Bourque, Attorney At Law.
Domestic violence covers a wide range of abusive behavior, including:
Sexual assault and battery
Criminal sexual contact and lewdness
Burglary and criminal trespass
Harassment and Stalking
Any allegations or history of domestic violence or spousal abuse will seriously impact how visitation, child custody and other family law issues are resolved.
Reports of Domestic Violence
If a law enforcement officer responding to an incident of domestic violence in Louisiana finds probable cause to believe that an incident of domestic violence has occurred, the officer must arrest the abuser.