OR 161.209 Use of physical force in defense of a person.

OR 161.209 Use of physical force in defense of a person.

State: Oregon

 

Oregon Revised Statutes (O.R.S.)

Volume 4

Title 16. Crimes and Punishments

Chapter 161.  General Provisions

JUSTIFICATION

161.209 Use of physical force in defense of a person. 

Except as provided in ORS 161.215 and 161.219, a person is justified in using physical force upon another person for self-defense or to defend a third person from what the person reasonably believes to be the use or imminent use of unlawful physical force, and the person may use a degree of force which the person reasonably believes to be necessary for the purpose.

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