Since crime is on the rise, millions daily ask how can they defend their property and home. Moststates allow particular procedures to protect the home without deadly means. Human life is morevaluable than property; thus, if the intruder threatens to use deadly force on the home renter orowner, then the person has the right to use deadly force to protect himself or others against theperpetrator. For the most part, the culprit must illustrate signs of using deadly force to takepossessions from the home, has the intent to harm or kill the homeowner or renter, and has a weaponto carry out the act.
If your life is actually in danger, then the perpetrator more than likely entered your home by force.In other words, the intruder must have broken in the home without any consent of your own and helda weapon in his or her hand with the intent of harming you.
If you have a weapon and attempt to protect your self, it is advised in many states to shoot and killthe perpetrator, rather than injuring the party, since injury would put you at risk of manslaughterand⁄or murder. It becomes your word against the other when injury is involved. Thus, in most states,if the perpetrator is merely robbing the property; and if you use deadly force to protect the home,then you are at risk of being charged with manslaughter and⁄or murder. This is why it is crucial toonly use force if your life is in danger. Otherwise, you may get sued for harming an “unarmedtrespasser” who would allegedly pose “no threat” to you.
Again, if someone invades your home, this person must have a weapon, intent to harm, and evidenceof breaking and entry for you to defend your self against the perpetrator.