In Shreveport-Bossier, and surrounding areas, if there is evidence that you entered property without permission, with the intent to commit a crime, you could face felony charges and severe penalties, including fines, restitution, and jail time.
As a criminal defense attorney, Ebonee Norris has spent years advocating for the rights of defendants across Louisiana. She possesses the experience you'll want on your side, if a burglary charge is an issue you currently face.
Burglary in Louisiana is defined as unauthorized entry into any structure with the intent to commit a felony or theft therein. It is critical that the alleged intent to commit theft is present in order for the crime of burglary to be committed.
It is important to first note that burglary is not the same as robbery. Robbery is the taking of property through fear, intimidation, or force, and usually is a confrontational crime where the victim has direct interaction with the perpetrator. Burglary is usually a non-confrontational crime and there are rarely ever witnesses to the crime. The prosecution will need strong evidence and may not rely on false accusations or mistaken identity to build their case.
The pertinent Louisiana burglary offenses are as follows:
If you or a loved one has been charged with burglary in Shreveport-Bossier City, or a surrounding area, you should immediately seek the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Ebonee Norris is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Association of Bond Lawyers, Shreveport Bar Association, Bossier Parish Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, and Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She and her team can provide the qualified and skilled legal counsel you deserve.
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