Revisor Home

Title XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS

Chapter 563

previous next Effective - 28 Aug 2007, 2 histories, see footnote (history)bottom

  563.041.  Use of physical force in defense of property. — 1.  A person may, subject to the limitations of subsection 2, use physical force upon another person when and to the extent that he or she reasonably believes it necessary to prevent what he or she reasonably believes to be the commission or attempted commission by such person of stealing, property damage or tampering in any degree.

  2.  A person may use deadly force under circumstances described in subsection 1 only when such use of deadly force is authorized under other sections of this chapter.

  3.  The justification afforded by this section extends to the use of physical restraint as protective force provided that the actor takes all reasonable measures to terminate the restraint as soon as it is reasonable to do so.

  4.  The defendant shall have the burden of injecting the issue of justification under this section.

­­--------

(L. 1977 S.B. 60, A.L. 2007 S.B. 62 & 41)


---- end of effective   28 Aug 2007 ----

use this link to bookmark section  563.041


 - All versions
Effective End
563.041 8/28/2018
563.041 8/28/2007 8/28/2018

In accordance with Section 3.090, the language of statutory sections enacted during a legislative session are updated and available on this website on the effective date of such enacted statutory section. Revisor Home    

Other Information
 Recent Sections Editorials May Be Cited As Tables & Forms Multiple Enact
Repeal & Transfer Definitions

Site changes Contact
Other Links
Oversight Library MO WebMasters
Senate
Missouri Senate
State of Missouri
MO.gov
House
Missouri House

@19:43:16.5 49