2018 Arkansas Code
Title 5 - Criminal Offenses
Subtitle 1 - General Provisions
Chapter 2 - Principles of Criminal Liability
Subchapter 6 - Justification
§ 5-2-609. Use of physical force in defense of property

Universal Citation: AR Code § 5-2-609 (2018)
  • A person is justified in using nondeadly physical force upon another person when and to the extent that the person reasonably believes the use of nondeadly physical force is necessary to prevent or terminate the other person's:
  • (1) Commission or attempted commission of theft or criminal mischief; or

  • (2) Subsequent flight from the commission or attempted commission of theft or criminal mischief.

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