2015 New Hampshire Revised Statutes
Title LXII - CRIMINAL CODE
Chapter 627 - JUSTIFICATION
Section 627:7 - Use of Force in Defense of Premises.

NH Rev Stat § 627:7 (2015) What's This?

    627:7 Use of Force in Defense of Premises. – A person in possession or control of premises or a person who is licensed or privileged to be thereon is justified in using non-deadly force upon another when and to the extent that he reasonably believes it necessary to prevent or terminate the commission of a criminal trespass by such other in or upon such premises, but he may use deadly force under such circumstances only in defense of a person as prescribed in RSA 627:4 or when he reasonably believes it necessary to prevent an attempt by the trespasser to commit arson.

Source. 1971, 518:1, eff. Nov. 1, 1973.


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