Chapter 16 OFFENSES AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS*
Section 16-110 Use of physical force in defense of premises.
(a) A person in possession or control of premises or a person
who is licensed or privileged to
be thereon, may, subject to the provisions of paragraph (b) of this section, use physical force
upon another person when and to the extent that he reasonably believes it necessary to prevent or
terminate what he reasonably believes to be the commission or attempted commission of the
crime of trespass by the other person.
(b) A person may not use deadly force under circumstances
described in paragraph (a) of this
section unless the use of deadly force is authorized under state or federal law.
(c) The defendant shall have the burden of injecting the
issue of justification under this
(Code 1964, § 7.655)
State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 563.036.