Waynesboro, VA asked in Criminal Law for Virginia

Q: Can i be charged with felony breaking and entering if i went next door to check on a neighbor but they were not home

And sometime after i left their apartment they were burglarized?

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R. Clinton Clary Jr.
R. Clinton Clary Jr.
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Lawrenceville, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Theoretically you could be charged, but breaking and entering requires that the prosecution prove a specific intent to commit a criminal offense.

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