Sounds like they were arrested for trespass. Unless they damaged the grandparents, you grandparents might not be able to recover anything. Many local attorneys will provide a free initial consultation.
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Unlawful entry of an inhabited dwelling is punishable both in criminal and civil court. The criminal penalty is a felony punishable by up to 6 years in jail.
This is covered by Louisiana Revised Statute 14:62.3. The penalty provision of this reads: "B. Whoever commits the crime of unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than six years, or both."