Mr. Barkemeyer defends those charged with Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property. This is a serious felony charge that can carry a possible sentence of up to fifteen years in prison. This charge includes the additional element "that human life might be endangered." For a conviction, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant intentionally damaged the property when it is foreseeable that a person's life may be at risk. See the excerpt from the Louisiana statute below.
Aggravated criminal damage to property is the intentional damaging of any structure, watercraft, or movable, wherein it is foreseeable that human life might be endangered, by any means other than fire or explosion.
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