Course Outline

According to PC §9.43, you are justified in using force or deadly force against another person to protect the land or tangible, movable property of a third person if BOTH of the following are true.

  1. You would be justified in using force or deadly force to protect your own land or property under §9.41 or §9.42.
  2. You reasonably believe that the unlawful interference constitutes attempted or consummated theft of or criminal mischief to the tangible, movable property or you reasonably believe that:
    • The third person has asked you to protect the land or property or…
    • You have a legal duty to protect the third person’s land or property or…
    • You are using force or deadly force to protect the land or property of a relative (spouse, parent, or child) or a person who lives with you or is under your care.
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