HB1185

Find a 2014 Bill:

2014 Regular Session

 

Entitled:

Criminal Law - Crimes Against Property - Right to Defend Property

Sponsored by:

Delegate Parrott

Status:

In the House - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary


Synopsis:Establishing that an occupant of a dwelling is justified in using any degree of physical force against another person when the other person has made an unlawful entry into the dwelling, and when the occupant has a reasonable belief that the other person has committed a crime in the dwelling in addition to the unlawful entry or is committing or intends to commit a crime against a person or property in addition to the unlawful entry; establishing that a person acting in accordance with the Act is immune from specified criminal prosecution.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Parrott, Afzali, Dwyer, Elliott, Glass, Haddaway-Riccio, Hough, Kipke, Krebs, McComas, McConkey, Otto, Ready, Schulz, Szeliga, and Vitale
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2014
Committee(s):
Judiciary   View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Procedure
Narrow Subject(s):Assault
Burglary
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Death -see also- Advance Medical Directives; Wrongful Death
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Self Defense
Trespass
Victims -see also- Criminal Injuries Compensation
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October 24, 2017 1:53 P.M.