If someone is trespassing on my property, can I shoot them dead without getting charged for murder?

Asked on September 25, 2012 under Uncategorized, Pennsylvania

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

No, you may not do this. You may only use lethal force in response to the use or credible threat of lethal force being used against you or against a third party. If someone is trespassing, the proper response is to call the police on them.


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