1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Penal
  4. Part 1: General Provisions
  5. Title C: Defenses
  6. Article 35: Defense of Justification


Section 35.25 Justification; use of physical force to prevent or terminate larceny or criminal mischief

Penal (PEN)

§ 35.25 Justification; use of physical force to prevent or terminate

   larceny or criminal mischief.

  A person may use physical force, other than deadly physical force, upon another person when and to the extent that he or she reasonably believes such to be necessary to prevent or terminate what he or she reasonably believes to be the commission or attempted commission by such other person of larceny or of criminal mischief with respect to property other than premises.