Simple Burglary — Louisiana

New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- Louisiana Burglary Attorney   If you are facing any kind of Burglary charge in southern Louisiana, contact the Law Office of Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq.  We have the experience that you need to ensure that your rights are protected!   !!!!Click here for an overview of Louisiana Burglary Laws!!!! SIMPLE BURGLARY -- La-R.S. 14:62 A.  Simple burglary is the unauthorized entering of any dwelling, vehicle, watercraft, or other structure, movable or immovable, or any cemetery, with the intent to commit a felony or any theft therein, other than as set forth in R.S. 14:60. Whoever [...]

Home Invasion — Louisiana

  Louisiana Home Invasion Law The law for Home Invasion is found at La. R.S. 14:62.8. Home Invasion is defined as the unauthorized entering of any 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. Penalties Except as provided below, whoever commits the crime of home invasion shall be fined not more than $5,000 dollars and shall [...]

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Unauthorized Entry of a Place of Business — Louisiana

  Unauthorized Entry of a Place of Business -- La R.S. 14:62.4   Unauthorized entry of a place of business is the intentional entry by a person without authority into any structure or onto any premises, belonging to another, that is completely enclosed by any type of physical barrier that is at least 6 feet in height and used in whole or in part as a place of business. Whoever commits the crime of unauthorized entry of a place of business shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than 6 years, or both.     Legal [...]

Looting Laws — Louisiana

  How Does Louisiana Define Looting?     The statute for looting in Louisiana is found at La. R.S. 14:62.5. Looting is the intentional entry by a person without authorization into any dwelling or other structure belonging to another and used in whole or in part as a home or place of abode by a person, or any structure belonging to another and used in whole or in part as a place of business, or any vehicle, watercraft, building, plant, establishment, or other structure, movable or immovable, in which normal security of property is not present by virtue of a [...]

Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling — Louisiana

  Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling -- La R.S. 14:62.3 Simple burglary of an inhabited home is the unauthorized entry of any inhabited dwelling, house, apartment or other structure used in whole or in part as a home or place of abode by a person or persons with the intent to commit a felony or any theft therein, other than as set forth in Article 60 (Aggravated Burglary).   Penalty Whoever commits the crime of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not less than 1 year, without benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence, [...]

Simple Burglary of a Pharmacy — Louisiana

   Simple Burglary of a Pharmacy -- La R.S. 14:62.1 Simple burglary of a pharmacy is the unauthorized entry of any building, warehouse, physician's office, hospital, pharmaceutical house, or other structure used in whole or in part for the sale, storage and/or dispensing of controlled dangerous substances*, with the intent to commit the theft of any drug which is defined as a controlled dangerous substance* as set forth in R.S. 40:961(7).   Penalties Whoever commits the crime of Burglary of a Pharmacy shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not less than one nor more than 10 years.  At least 1 year of the sentence shall be imposed without [...]

Aggravated Burglary — Louisiana

  Aggravated Burglary Law in Louisiana -- La R.S. 14:60 Aggravated burglary is the unauthorized entering of any inhabited dwelling, or of any structure, water craft, or movable where a person is present, with the intent to commit a felony or any theft therein, if the offender: Is armed with a dangerous weapon; or After entering arms himself with a dangerous weapon; or Commits a battery upon any person while in such place, or in entering or leaving such place.   Penalties Whoever commits the crime of Aggravated Burglary shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not less than 1 [...]

Simple Burglary — Louisiana

  New Orleans Simple Burglary Defense   Simple Burglary -- La R.S. 14:62 Simple burglary is the unauthorized entering of any dwelling, vehicle, watercraft, or other structure, movable or immovable, or any cemetery, with the intent to commit a felony or any theft therein, other than as set forth in R.S. 14:60 (Aggravated Burglary). It is worth noting that a theft does not have to occur for the offense to be considered a Simple Burglary. The individual only needs the intent to commit a felony or any theft.   Penalties Whoever commits this crime shall be fined not more than two $2,000, imprisoned [...]

Louisiana Burglary Laws: An Overview

    New Orleans Burglary Defense Attorney   Burglary in Louisiana is defined as the unlawful entry into a structure with intent to commit crime inside.  Burglary frequently occurs when there are no witnesses or victims present to actually identify the perpetrator. Therefore, false accusations occur regularly.  THESE CRIMES ARE FELONIES, it is crucial that you retain an experienced lawyer to thoroughly examine your case  and determine if there are any weaknesses in the state's evidence.  As you will see below,  there are many different factors that can enhance or diminish the seriousness of the particular burglary charge.  A skilled lawyer [...]