Louisiana Burglary Laws

  Overview of Louisiana Burglary Laws 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 is necessary [...]

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, [...]

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