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What California Law Says Is Legal When It Comes To Defending Oneself During A Burglary

Posted By Administration, Monday, March 21, 2016

Three cases in which homeowners have shot suspected intruders in the past two days have raised the question: Under California law, what rights do homeowners have when it comes to defending oneself?

“Residential burglary is viewed as an inherently dangerous crime because so much could go so wrong so quickly,” said CBS2/KCAL9 Legal Analyst Steve Meister.

Meister says the law tends to fall on the side of the homeowner, even if the suspect is outside of the home. 

Read the whole story at CBS Los Angeles

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