IA 704.7 Resisting forcible felony.

IA 704.7 Resisting forcible felony.

State: Iowa

Iowa Code § 704.7 (2018)

Title XVI Criminal Law and Procedure

Subtitle 1 Crime Control and Criminal Acts

Chapter 704 Force — Reasonable or Deadly — Defenses

704.7 Resisting forcible felony.

A person who reasonably believes that a forcible felony is being or will imminently be perpetrated is justified in using reasonable force, including deadly force, against the perpetrator or perpetrators to prevent or terminate the perpetration of that felony.

(NOTE: The above version of this statute became effective 7/1/17.)

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The following is the statute as it existed prior to modification effective 7/1/17:

704.7  Resisting forcible felony.

A person who knows that a forcible felony is being perpetrated is justified in using, against the perpetrator, reasonable force to prevent the completion of that felony.

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