Legal Question in Criminal Law in Pennsylvania

If a burglary is reported to a residence, do police have the right to enter the home if all doors and windows are closed, but unlocked, and there are NO signs of forced entry or broken glass?

Asked on 9/02/13, 5:44 pm

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Thomas Kenny Law Offices of Thomas D. Kenny, P.C.
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That's a good question, probably not. The police know pranks often happen and they would need some type of independent indication of a crime occurring.

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Answered on 9/02/13, 5:47 pm

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