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Is it still "breaking and entering" if the door is unlocked? What if it is already open?

I was just wondering...watching tv and it poped into my head


    




fade_this_rally
no, then it is trespassing.


dolphinsfan913
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Trespassing, doesn't matter if their is a sign or not.


lil'fang
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no tresspassing


youko
i don't think so......but entering somebodies house uninvited is still what they call "breaking and entry" right????


m173627
Trespassing


Happy Is My Name!
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i don't think it is breaking and entering but it is definitely trespassing


Sir Readalot
Intrusion.


me4free
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as it is open there is no "breaking" going on but the "entering" would still be illegal. its just a slightly different charge.


The Castillian
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If someone is home with the door unlocked and someone goes in to rob then it would be called Home Invasion and that is really a serious crime. A high Felony.


Agent319.007
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If you go in as an intruder in a strangers house, it's considered trespassing or invasion of privacy.


Arthur A
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Its called trespassing when your not invited, whether the door be unlocked or not.


bite_me426
well, its been a while since my constitutional law class, but if i remember correctly, breaking and entering is the unlawful entering of a place by force. if my memory serves me correctly, you can be charged with entering without force (tresspass)... BUT if you intend to commit a felony therein, it is a burglary.

clear as mud.


gigigolosina
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Its trepassing and still completley illegal


wfsgymwear
Depending on the state... breaking and entering is a term that is many times used on TV... Many states call entering a persons house without authority, Burglary... And entering with force, Home Invasion... Even if the door is unlocked... IT IS NOT YOURS STAY OUT!


Rachel The Hippie
I don't think so...

just be trespassing if you wander in an open place.


michelle r
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It doesn't matter if the door is open or not, if you go into someone's house uninvited, it is considered, breaking and entering. Each state has different laws, but if I found someone in my house, even a friend and I didn't invite them, I would think it would be kind of creepy.


Joe S
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Unlawful entry. If you touch something it can go to burglary. Not a good idea. Good luck and God Bless.


Jim Bob
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No,

it's unlawful entry.


tallerfella
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Yes.

Enjoy prison.........


bean
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then its unlawfully in building
its just as bad


LSD
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breaking AND ENTERING.
its still under that section of law so yes.


damffool
As soon as somebody steps through the threshold they are guilty if they have no invitation.


Kayla N
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Yes. It is still breaking and entering


Let me steer you
Breaking and entering is defined as the crime of illegally entering a residence or other enclosed property using any amount of force (even pushing open an unlocked door)


thingsthatmakeugohmmm
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depends on if you get caught!!!





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