The Law on Home Invasion and Self-Defence

By David Phillipe @ Sydney Criminal Defence Lawyers It is well recognised that two of the most fundamental legal principles are the right to life and the right to own property. What happens when these two principles conflict? This possibility exists within the realm of criminal law where an individual may be acquitted for killing in defence of property. In certain Australian states, there are home invasion provisions that govern the doctrine of self-defence and defence of property. There is no specific home...

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