Home Invasion in Louisiana is defined by LA. Revised Statute 14.62.8.
Definition of Home Invasion
In order to be convicted of Home Invasion, a prosecutor must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, the defendant entered an inhabited dwelling, or other structure belonging to another and used in whole or in part as a home or place of abode by a person, where a person is present, with the intent to use force or violence upon the person of another or to vandalize, deface, or damage the property of another without authorization.
Possible Penalties for Home Invasion
Whoever commits the crime of home invasion shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars and shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not less than one year nor more than thirty years.
Potential Defenses to Home Invasion
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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