Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
Entering any building through the slightest amount of force (even pushing open a door), without authorization. When someone enters in order to commit a crime, this is burglary. If there is no such intent, the breaking and entering alone may be illegal trespass, which is a misdemeanor crime.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:12 pm