Oklahoma Uniform Jury Instructions–Criminal (OUJI-CR)
OK OUJI-CR 8-16. DEFENSE OF PROPERTY – JUSTIFIABLE USE OF NONDEADLY FORCE
A person is justified in using force in preventing or attempting to prevent a trespass or other unlawful interference with real or personal property in his/her lawful possession. Defense of property is a defense although the danger to the property defended may not have been real, if a reasonable person, in the circumstances and from the viewpoint of the defendant, would reasonably have believed the danger of interference to be imminent. The amount of force used may not exceed that amount of force a reasonable person, in the circumstances and from the viewpoint of the defendant, would have used to prevent the trespass or unlawful interference.
NOTE: Updated by LOSD, 10/24/17.