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‘Breaking & Entering’ Covers Crawl-Space Entry (access required)

A defendant who entered a crawl space underneath a house broke and entered the house, as the crawl space was structurally part of the dwelling house; the Supreme Court of Virginia affirms defendant’s conviction of statutory burglary under Va. Code § 18.2-91. Defendant and a companion were observed emerging from the crawl space under the house, ...

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