California Code of Civil Procedure

Sec. § 1159


Every person is guilty of a forcible entry who either:
1.By breaking open doors, windows, or other parts of a house, or by any kind of violence or circumstance of terror enters upon or into any real property; or,
2.Who, after entering peaceably upon real property, turns out by force, threats, or menacing conduct, the party in possession.
The “party in possession” means any person who hires real property and includes a boarder or lodger, except those persons whose occupancy is described in subdivision (b) of Section 1940 of the Civil Code.
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