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    Default Opening a Door for Somebody Who Commits a Crime

    Can you be criminally charged with opening an apartment door for somebody who commits a crime, specifically a burglary, if you don't tell the person that they can come in?

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    Default Re: Opening a Door for Somebody Who Commits a Crime

    That will depend on the full facts. For example:

    If you lazily buzz somebody into an apartment building without verifying who they are, and they burgle an apartment, then you're not going to be criminally charged.

    If you open the door to somebody's apartment, knowing that you're allowing entry by a person who is going to burgle the apartment, then you're likely to be regarded as an accomplice, accessory or partner in the crime, and thus be subject to charges.

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