I have a question regarding the crime system in Skyrim.
As you can see, I'm trying to finish Skyrim with no crimes as possible with the exception of lock-picking as there are some areas in the game that requires me to pick locks to enter or chests in dungeons that require me to pick them before obtaining the contents within. Right now, I am about 60% into the game with 0 crimes on everything, excluding lock-picking. I am fairly proud of this accomplishment and there are even some missions where I was required to commit a crime but managed to find a workaround so that I could do it without committing any crime. (Such as assassinating a high value target using frenzy).
However, there are some missions/quests that require me to commit certain crimes that I can't find a workaround. One particular quest in mind is where you sneak into Black-Briar Lodge to STEAL Frost's papers and then STEAL Frost and deliver it to someone. Most of the time, when I'm confronted with a quest that requires me to steal, I often use my followers to do my dirty work for me as not to count to my stealing record. Stealing the papers won't be a problem. The problem is breaking and entering. You see, to obtain Frost's papers, I need to break inside Black-Briar Lodge to obtain it. I tried everything from entering during daylight and using magic mods to magically "unlock" a door for me. However, once I'm inside, it automatically counts as trespassing. I tried asking my follower to go inside but he won't obey me.
My question is: Is there a way to bypass a breaking and entering situation such as this one? I can't really befriend Maven Black-Briar since there is no way to accomplish that. I'm stuck with this mission so far. Do you guys have any suggestions or workarounds to this particular situation? Another mission that also falls under this category is Ondolemar's request to break into a Nord Bard's house and steal an Amulet of Talos. The stealing part is easy enough to bypass, but I can't seem to find a way to bypass trespassing.