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Questions tagged [breaking-and-entering]

For posts about the crime of Breaking and Entering, or similar crimes. This is a crime where a person enters residence, a building or other enclosed property through force, even very slight force such as lifting a latch, so as to commit a crime within, often theft.

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Breaking and entering vs trespassing

Scenario: A person is caught on the roof of a building without having any prior authorization to be there. When asked to leave by security/building personnel he complies. Security reports to the ...
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Who is liable for a resident mental care patient intruding someone's property?

Suppose someone lives next door to a mental health care home. One of the resident patients climbs out of the care home and breaks into the neighbour's house. Who would be liable for the break-in? The ...
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Legality if breaking in for medical reasons?

For anyone who has watched House you'll know there is a continuous theme of the doctors breaking into patients homes to look for toxins and possible environmental causes for their illness. Their ...
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Is it legal for energy companies to break into a house?

There are a couple of stories in the news about energy firms breaking into houses because of unpaid erroneous bills. The common features of relevance are: There was debate about the validity of ...
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Landlord/Tenant and Actus reus

I'd like to add something to my previous question The first part of the scenario: A person breaks a window, enters the house through the window, takes $1000 worth of computer equipment, and leaves ...
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Breaking/entering/theft charges

What would be all possible charges that could be filed in this scenario: A person breaks a window, enters the house through the window, takes $1000 worth of computer equipment, and leaves through a ...
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