23/8/18 Breaking and Entering
Using force to get inside a building without permission. Even the slightest amount of force, such as pushing open a door or raising an unlocked window, is typically enough to qualify as a breaking. When someone enters a building with the intent to commit a crime inside, it’s called burglary. If the person has no such intent, it can be another offense, such as criminal trespass.
In our following e-Legal Lesson, we’ll analyze the terms: burglary and trespass.