KS 52.220 Use of Force in Defense of Property Other Than a Dwelling, Place of Work, or Occupied Vehicle

Pattern Instructions for Kansas – Criminal 3d

Chapter 52.00 Principles of Criminal Liability

52.220 Use of Force in Defense of Property Other Than a Dwelling, Place of Work, or Occupied Vehicle

The defendant claims (his) (her) conduct was permitted as a lawful defense of (his) (her) property.

A person lawfully in possession of property is permitted to insert one of the choices from below:

– use such physical force not likely to cause death or great bodily harm against another person [–including using a weapon–] [–including through the actions of another–]

or

– threaten by words or actions to use physical force against another person [–including a threat to cause death or great bodily harm–]

or

– display to another person a insert the means of force used

to stop an unlawful interference with (his) (her) property as would appear necessary to a reasonable person under the circumstances then existing.