Colorado Make My Day Law

 

18-1-704.5  Use of deadly physical force against an intruder

1. The general assembly hereby recognizes that the citizens of Colorado
have a right to expect absolute safety within their own homes.

2. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 18-1-704, any occupant of a
a dwelling is justified in using any degree of physical force, including deadly
physical force, against another person when that other person has made
an unlawful entry into the dwelling, and when the occupant has a
reasonable belief that such other person has committed a crime in the
dwelling in addition to the uninvited entry, or is committing or intends to
commit a crime against a person or property in addition to the uninvited
entry, and when the occupant reasonably believes that such other person
might use any physical force, no matter how slight, against any occupant.

3. Any occupant of a dwelling using physical force, including deadly physical
force, in accordance with the provisions of subsection (2) of this section
shall be immune from criminal prosecution for the use of such force.

4. Any occupant of a dwelling using physical force, including deadly physical
force, in accordance with the provisions of subsection (2) of this section
shall be immune from any civil liability for injuries or death resulting from
the use of such force.

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