Alaska Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions

AK A.C.P.J.I. 11.81.350(a) Justification-Nondeadly Force in Defense of Property-Services


A defendant may use nondeadly force upon another person when and to the extent the defendant believes it is necessary to terminate what the defendant believes to be the commission or attempted commission by the other person of an unlawful taking or damaging of property or services. The defendant’s beliefs must be reasonable under the circumstances.


Unless the state has proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant did not act in defense of property or services as described above, you shall find the defendant not guilty.