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Criminal – Statutory Burglary – ‘Dwelling House’ – Renovation Project (access required)

A house being renovated by the contractor/owner, who left his tools and construction supplies there but did not stay overnight, was not a “dwelling house” under Va. Code § 18.2-91, and the Court of Appeals reverses defendant’s conviction of statutory burglary. The general public may equate the term “house” with any building that appears from the ...

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