OR 161.225 Use of physical force in defense of premises.

OR 161.225 Use of physical force in defense of premises.

State: Oregon

Oregon Revised Statutes (O.R.S.)

Volume 4. Criminal Procedure, Crimes

Title 16. Crimes and Punishments

Chapter 161.  General Provisions

JUSTIFICATION

161.225 Use of physical force in defense of premises. 

(1) A person in lawful possession or control of premises is justified in using physical force upon another person when and to the extent that the person reasonably believes it necessary to prevent or terminate what the person reasonably believes to be the commission or attempted commission of a criminal trespass by the other person in or upon the premises.

(2) A person may use deadly physical force under the circumstances set forth in subsection (1) of this section only:

(a) In defense of a person as provided in ORS 161.219; or

(b) When the person reasonably believes it necessary to prevent the commission of arson or a felony by force and violence by the trespasser.

(3) As used in subsection (1) and subsection (2)(a) of this section, “premises” includes any building as defined in ORS 164.205 and any real property. As used in subsection (2)(b) of this section, “premises” includes any building.

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