Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 1 decade ago

Ohio Home Intrusion Question?

If you live in Ohio, And someone breaks in your house, Can you Shoot/Stab them?

Sorry if this is a repetitive question, I can't find an answer for my state.

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  • Stuart
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    The Ohio legislature enacted Senate Bill 184 as an amendment to Ohio's Concealed Carry law, more commonly referred to as the Castle Doctrine, into law on June 10, 2008.

    A Castle Doctrine (also known as a Castle Law or a Defense of Habitation Law) is an American legal concept derived from English Common Law, which designates one's place of residence, or any place legally occupied, as a place in which one enjoys protection from illegal trespassing and violent attack. Ohio R.C. § 2901.05(C)(2), (3). It then goes on to give a person the legal right to use deadly force to defend that place (his/her "castle"), or any other innocent persons legally inside it, from violent attack or an intrusion which may lead to violent attack. Ohio R.C. §2901.05(B)(1), Ohio R.C §2901.09(B). The legal effect of the Castle Doctine is to protect the homeowner from criminal or civil suit resulting from the use of deadly force which actually results in death.

    - Stuart

  • 3 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Greetings fellow Buckeye. I agree with Stuart.

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