When you face any type of burglary charge, you need to seek the services of an aggressive trial attorney who will give your case the time and diligent preparation needed to give it the best chance of success. At The Law Office of Ernest J. Bauer, Jr., you will have direct access to me, a criminal defense lawyer with more than a decade of experience. I take the time to fully understand the specifics of your case, and then begin to immediately work toward a favorable outcome for you.
I have built strong working relationships with prosecutors throughout the North Shore in an effort to explore every available avenue to prevent or minimize the damage that burglary charges and other types of theft offenses inflict in your life. Whether your case is resolved through a dismissal of charges, plea bargain or jury verdict, I will fight to protect your rights at all stages of the legal process. To see the difference that my experience, personal service and proven defense strategies can make in your case, call 504-610-5645 for a free consultation with a Covington burglary defense attorney.
Innovative Defense Strategies For Any Type Of Burglary Case
Two of the most common burglary charges that my clients face are:
- Simple burglary: This offense involves entering a structure of any type, such as a home or business, with the intent to commit theft or a felony of any kind. If the building is inhabited at the time of the alleged crime, a conviction will have a minimum sentence of one year in prison. This charge carries a maximum of 12 years' imprisonment.
- Aggravated burglary: Aggravated battery is the same as simple burglary, but involves the possession of a dangerous weapon or the commission of the crime of battery. The minimum sentence for aggravated battery is still one year, but it can quickly rise to the maximum of 30 years in prison. Prosecutors are especially zealous about prosecuting those accused of aggravated battery, so it is vital to have an experienced attorney at your side when facing decades of prison time.
In recent years, looting has been added to Louisiana's criminal statutes. Although similar to burglary, it describes the intentional entry into a building when the normal security of the property is not present due to a hurricane. Those convicted of looting during a state of emergency face a minimum sentence of three years' imprisonment, and all types of looting carry a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.
Contact A Slidell Breaking And Entering Defense Attorney
For any type of burglary charge, contact me online or by calling 504-610-5645 for a free assessment of your options.