Property Law & Enforcement

In the United States individuals have the right to own property. 

United States laws of ownership date back to the colonial period when British property ownership and property protection laws were gradually incorporated into colony law.  Following the American Revolutionary War and separation from British rule, United States laws of property ownership and property rights protection became major components of the U.S. Constitution and state laws.

There are three tiers of law enforcement in the United States; federal, state and local. When property rights are violated in some manner, it is the responsibility of law enforcement agencies in the United States to address these violations and bring the violators to justice.  It is the duty of the U.S. legal system to prosecute the violators in accordance with federal, state and local laws.