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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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Trespassing vs Breaking and entering [duplicate]

John is caught on the roof of a building he is not supposed to be on. He is allowed to enter the building just not go to that section of the building. In John's backpack, he is caught with a flathead ...
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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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