Laws on Appropriate Use of Force to Protect Private Property

The use of force laws on private property have had a complicated history. There are specific property rights in relation to setting traps to protect one’s property. There have been violent, deadly cases that have helped to set the legal precedent over time. Due to the cases outlined below, setting dangerous traps to catch trespassers is illegal and punishable by law.

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David Reischer, Esq. is an attorney and the CEO of LegalAdvice.com. He graduated law school in 2000 with a joint MBA/JD degree from Brooklyn Law School and Zicklin School of business.  His mission is to provide consumers with affordable access to accurate legal advice. He writes legal articles on a multitude of important legal topics in order to give people expert legal advice to help solve th...

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