breaking into own property

Can I Get Arrested for Breaking into My Own House or Car?

January 27, 2016

It’s happened to nearly everyone at some point: we get in a hurry and rush out of the house and forget our keys or we lock our keys in our car. What’s the next step? For many people, it’s time to call a locksmith or a towing company. However, what if it’s the middle of the night or if the situation is urgent?

In this case, many people may try to break into their own house or car. While this tactic can be successful, it can have unintended consequences. It’s entirely possible that a neighbor or passerby might see this activity and call the police to report a burglary. Although this is unusual, this can and does happen. It’s possible for a person to get arrested for attempting to break into their own house or car in Texas.