Dallas, TX asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma

Q: Is it illegal to enter a public storage unit that has no lock on it and the overhead door is already open halfway?

The storage facility does not have a lock on it and the gate I open 24/7 the unit has a big overhead door and it was halfway open. The lock was not on the door or present. Would it be against the law for someone to enter it and take items,?

1 Lawyer Answer
Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: The simple answer is yes. It would be Burglary in the 2nd degree in Oklahoma. Even if they wanted to generous it would be breaking and entering and larceny.


Title 21 O.S. 1435

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