People all over the U.S. have been digging into the self-defense laws in their own states following the trial and verdict in the George Zimmerman case. The thing most people are curious about is what it actually means to “stand your ground,” and when it’s legal to defense themselves. We want to talk about defending your own personal property, and what you can or cannot do if you were to stumble upon someone robbing your home or garage of property.
Above all else, always use common sense and consider your own and your family’s safety before doing anything rash – particularly if the offender is armed with a knife, gun, or anything that may be used as a weapon. When your safety or life is threatened, comply with the offender’s demands and immediately call the police.
Now onto the laws in California regarding protecting your personal property. As highly experienced Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys, we want potential victims of property theft to know what your rights are.