NH §627:7 Use of Force in Defense of Premises.

NH §627:7 Use of Force in Defense of Premises.

State: New Hampshire

NH 627:7. Use of Force in Defense of Premises.

Title LXII Criminal Code
Chapter 627 Justification

NH 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.

[Updated: 6/1/18]

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