LA §2800.19. Limitation of liability for use of force in defense of certain crimes

State: Louisiana

Louisiana Revised Statutes (L.R.S.) 2013

Title 9. Civil Code, Ancillaries

§2800.19.  Limitation of liability for use of force in defense of certain crimes

A.  A person who uses reasonable and apparently necessary or deadly force or violence for the purpose of preventing a forcible offense against the person or his property in accordance with R.S. 14:19 or 20 is immune from civil action for the use of reasonable and apparently necessary or deadly force or violence.

B.  The court shall award reasonable attorney fees, court costs, compensation for loss of income, and all expenses to the defendant in any civil action if the court finds that the defendant is immune from suit in accordance with Subsection A of this Section.

Acts 2006, No. 786, §1.

Updated: 7/12/2017