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Louisiana Burglary Defense Lawyer
Burglary Defense Lawyer in Shreveport, Bossier City, Monroe, & Ruston, LA
Home Invasion Defense in Louisiana
A home invasion is a violent offense in which a perpetrator unlawfully enters an inhabited dwelling with the intent to use force or violence against the inhabitants or to vandalize, deface, or damage the person’s property, or both.
Penalties for those convicted of a home invasion include:
- A fine of up to $5,000
- Imprisonment at hard labor for a minimum of 5 years and a maximum of 20 years
- At least five years of the sentence shall be served without the benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of the sentence
A person who commits the crime of home invasion while armed with a dangerous weapon can face the following penalties:
- A fine of up to $7,000
- Imprisonment at hard labor for a minimum of 5 years and a maximum of 30 years
Penalties escalate when, at the time of the unauthorized entry, there was present in the dwelling any person under the age of twelve or anyone sixty-five and older, or any person with a developmental disability. In this scenario, at least 10 years of the sentence imposed shall be served without the benefit of parole, probation, or the suspension of the sentence.
Finding the Right Burglary Defense Lawyer in Louisiana
Burglary charges often accompany many other criminal charges that require the careful attention of a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer. Eric Johnson has defended complex criminal cases since 1993 and has handled a wide variety of theft-related cases and felonies throughout the state. He has vast experience negotiating with prosecutors to dismiss or reduce charges and to reduce sentences. The sooner you get Eric on your case, the better your defense will be.