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The DC Code: § 22-3301 Forcible entry and detainer.

Index22 Criminal Offenses and Penalties. (Refs & Annos)

Whoever shall forcibly enter upon any premises, or, having entered without force, shall unlawfully detain the same by force against any person previously in the peaceable possession of the same and claiming right thereto, shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than 1 year or a fine of not more than $100, or both.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 22-3101. 1973 Ed., § 22-3101. DC CODE § 22-3301 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1327, ch. 854, § 851.)