RS 14:62     

§62. Simple burglary

            A. Simple burglary is the unauthorized entering of any dwelling, vehicle, watercraft, or other structure, movable or immovable, or any cemetery, with the intent to commit a felony or any theft therein, other than as set forth in R.S. 14:60.

            B.(1) Except as provided in Paragraph (2) of this Subsection, whoever commits the crime of simple burglary shall be fined not more than two thousand dollars, imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than twelve years, or both.

            (2) If the offender, while committing the crime of simple burglary, is armed with a firearm or, after entering, arms himself with or possesses a firearm, the offender shall be imprisoned with or without hard labor for not less than three nor more than twelve years.

            Amended by Acts 1972, No. 649, §1; Acts 1977, No. 133, §1; Acts 1980, No. 708, §1; Acts 2001, No. 241, §1; Acts 2020, No. 288, §1.