forcible entry


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forcible entry

n. the crime of taking possession of a house or other structure, or land by the use of physical force or serious threats against the occupants. This can include breaking windows, doors, or using terror to gain entry, as well as forcing the occupants out by threat or violence after having come in peacefully.

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But the young Quimpo claimed it was Abriam's group that allegedly initiated the forcible entry.
It allows firefighters to practice the forcible entry needed to get in to burning structures, and roof ventilation needed to relieve the heat and gases that build up in a building fire.
Defendant) knew or had reason to believe that an unlawful and forcible entry or unlawful and forcible act was occurring or had occurred.
During a recent large-scale Joint Forcible Entry exercise, paratroopers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division and the Assault Command Post unit of the XVIII Airborne Corps leveraged the Army's networked Enroute Mission Command Capability to obtain the inflight mission command and plane-to-plane, plane-to-ground communications needed for a successful parachute assault.
To increase the effectiveness of the 173rd IBCT, he developed an air-land concept for the deployment of his Company's organic systems and designed and validated expedient packages in support of Joint Forcible Entry and Airfield Seizure Operations.
What land power capabilities are necessary to conduct forcible entry (if necessary), base hardening, ballistic missile defense and air defense?
So far there is no evidence to suggest a forcible entry into the home.
From the above, we may conclude that Theft and Burglary" may be differentiated in that, in Theft, forcible entry is not necessarily visible but, in Burglary, visible signs of Forcible Entry ought to be there.
The 43-year-old Egyptian has also been charged in court with forcible entry into the warehouse and stealing shrimp boxes.
He explained that the Navy and Marine Corps are steadily advancing on their plan to provide a minimum force of 33 total amphibious ships which represents the limit of acceptable risk in meeting the 38-ship amphibious force lift requirements for the assault echelon in a two MEB forcible entry operation.