IA 707.6 CIVIL LIABILITY.

IA 707.6 CIVIL LIABILITY.

State: Iowa

Iowa Code § 707.6 (2018)

Title XVI Criminal Law and Procedure

Subtitle 1 Crime Control and Criminal Acts

Chapter 707 Homicide and Related Crimes

707.6 Civil liability.

1. A person who injures or causes the death of the aggressor through application of reasonable force in defense of the person’s person or property shall not be held civilly liable for such injury or death.

2. A person who injures or causes the death of the aggressor through application of reasonable force in defense of a second person shall not be held civilly liable for such injury or death.

(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:

707.6  CIVIL LIABILITY.

No person who injures the aggressor through application of reasonable force in defense of the person’s person or property may be held civilly liable for such injury.

No person who injures the aggressor through application of reasonable force in defense of a second person may be held civilly liable for such injury.

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