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Forcible Entry

Definition - What does Forcible Entry mean?

Forcible entry is when one party enters or seizes the property of another party without consent, and under a threat of force. Forcible entry is a crime and is punishable by law. An example of forcible entry would be a man who boards the boat of another person at gunpoint after being refused admission onto the boat.

Justipedia explains Forcible Entry

Forcible entries are often used by criminals who wish to commit robberies or other types of crimes. The reason why they often have to use force, or threat of force, to gain entry is because they do not have permission to enter the premises. If they had permission, it would just be a regular entry and not a crime. Despite the fact that criminals may commit other crimes after they commit a forcible entry, forcible entries are still a crime in and of themselves.

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