Burglary

Simple Burglary in Louisiana is defined by LA. Revised Statute 14.62, the following statutes define and govern the potential sentences for:

Definition of Burglary

While each of these charges have distinguishing elements, in order to be convicted of one of the above charges a prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt the defendant entered any dwelling, vehicle, watercraft, or other structure, moveable or immovable, or any cemetery, without authorization and with the intent to commit a felony or any theft therein.
As is clear by the charges listed above, the Louisiana Legislature has categorized the charges of burglary by the means and the nature of the location. It is also important to note the “intent to commit a felony” does not only speak of theft, for example if a person were to enter a qualifying structure with the intent to commit murder they could also be charged with burglary.

Possible Penalties for Burglary

The possible penalties for Battery in Louisiana differ greatly based on the circumstances and the exact statute a defendant is charged under but range from a fine to incarceration with hard labor for 30 (thirty) years.

Potential Defenses to Burglary

A consultation with one of the attorneys at Lawrence Law Firm can bring to light facts and circumstances useful in mounting unique and creative defenses or mitigating factors such as: lack of intent, lack of knowledge, authorization, or consent.

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