IL 24-25.07 Use Of Force In Defense Of Dwelling

IL 24-25.07 Use Of Force In Defense Of Dwelling

State: Illinois

 

Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions–Criminal (IPJI-Crim)

IL 24-25.07 Use Of Force In Defense Of Dwelling

A person is justified in the use of force when and to the extent that he reasonably believes that such conduct is necessary to [(prevent) (terminate)] another’s unlawful [(entry into) (attack upon)] a dwelling.

[However, a person is justified in the use of force which is intended or likely to cause death or great bodily harm only if

[1] the entry is made or attempted in a violent, riotous, or tumultuous manner and he reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent an [(assault upon) (offer of personal violence to)] himself or another then in the dwelling.

[or]

[2] he reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent the commission of a felony in the dwelling.]

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