State: Pennsylvania

PA 9.501D – JUSTIFICATION: USE OF FORCE AGAINST OCCUPIER OR POSSESSOR OF PROPERTY (CASTLE DOCTRINE)

Pa. SSJI (Crim) 9.501D Pennsylvania Suggested Standard Criminal Jury Instructions PART TWO– INSTRUCTIONS UNDER THE CRIMES CODE CHAPTER IX– JUSTIFICATION 9.501D – JUSTIFICATION: USE OF FORCE AGAINST OCCUPIER OR POSSESSOR OF PROPERTY (CASTLE DOCTRINE) In this part, numbers after the decimal in the instruction number refer to corresponding sections of the Crimes Code (Effective for …

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PA 9.500 – JUSTIFICATION: USE OF FORCE FOR THE PROTECTION OF PROPERTY/USE OF FORCE TO PASS WRONGFUL OBSTRUCTOR

Pa. SSJI (Crim) 9.500 Pennsylvania Suggested Standard Criminal Jury Instructions PART TWO– INSTRUCTIONS UNDER THE CRIMES CODE CHAPTER IX– JUSTIFICATION 9.500 – JUSTIFICATION: USE OF FORCE FOR THE PROTECTION OF PROPERTY/USE OF FORCE TO PASS WRONGFUL OBSTRUCTOR In this part, numbers after the decimal in the instruction number refer to corresponding sections of the Crimes …

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Commonwealth v. Riera, 2019 Pa. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2414 (PA Sup. Ct. 2019)

Commonwealth v. Riera, 2019 Pa. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2414 (PA Sup. Ct. 2019) Superior Court of Pennsylvania June 21, 2019, Decided; June 21, 2019, Filed No. 1962 MDA 2018 2019 Pa. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2414 COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA v. ROGER MITCHELL RIERA, Appellant Judges: BEFORE: SHOGAN, J., DUBOW, J., and PELLEGRINI, J. [*] MEMORANDUM BY …

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Commonwealth v. Riera, 2014 Pa. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2640 (PA Sup. Ct. 2014)

Commonwealth v. Riera, 2014 Pa. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2640 (PA Sup. Ct. 2014) Superior Court of Pennsylvania August 25, 2014, Decided; August 25, 2014, Filed No. 556 MDA 2013 2014 Pa. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2640 COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, Appellee v. ROGER MITCHELL RIERA, Appellant Judges: BEFORE: MUNDY, OLSON, and STABILE, JJ. MEMORANDUM BY STABILE, J. …

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PA 505. Use of force in self-protection.

Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes (Pa.C.S.) TITLE 18,  CRIMES AND OFFENSES PART I.  PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS Chapter 5.  General Principles of Justification § 505.  Use of force in self-protection. (a)  Use of force justifiable for protection of the person.–The use of force upon or toward another person is justifiable when the actor believes that such force is immediately …

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PA 501. Definitions.

Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes (Pa.C.S.) TITLE 18,  CRIMES AND OFFENSES PART I.  PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS Chapter 5.  General Principles of Justification § 501.  Definitions. Subject to additional definitions contained in subsequent provisions of this chapter which are applicable to specific provisions of this chapter, the following words and phrases, when used in this chapter shall have, unless …

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