It’s Now Legal To Break Into Hot Cars

People who break into a car to save an animal or human may now be immune to criminal charges in Colorado. The law provides immunity from civil and criminal liability to any person who forcibly enters a locked vehicle with the intent to save an at risk person or animal. To receive the immunity, the situation must meet certain criteria.  The person must ensure the vehicle does not belong to law enforcement, and the person or animal is in imminent danger of serious injury or death. They must also make a reasonable effort to locate the owner of the vehicle, and before entering, they should make sure the vehicle is indeed locked.

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