There are a host of crimes in Louisiana that are prosecuted under the burglary statutes. It is important to understand that in order to be convicted of burglary it must be proven beyond any doubt that the person entered the building with the intent to commit a felony or theft.
Someone found guilty of the charge of simple burglary could face up to 12 years in prison and fines of up to $2000. If the person enters a property illegally with the intent to commit a burglary, and is carrying a weapon, or they assault a person in the building, the prison term could be up to 30 years.
Even when you think you have done nothing wrong, it is important if you are facing any type of burglary charge to contact the Law Office of Nicholas J. Muscarello at (985) 345-1010 and discuss what evidence the police have against you. A successful outcome depends on your criminal defense attorney knowing exactly the circumstances of the alleged crime.