Arizona Revised Statutes Title 13. Criminal Code § 13-411. Justification;  use of force in crime prevention;  applicability

A. A person is justified in threatening or using both physical force and deadly physical force against another if and to the extent the person reasonably believes that physical force or deadly physical force is immediately necessary to prevent the other's commission of arson of an occupied structure under § 13-1704 , burglary in the second or first degree under § 13-1507 or 13-1508 , kidnapping under § 13-1304 , manslaughter under § 13-1103 , second or first degree murder under § 13-1104 or 13-1105 , sexual conduct with a minor under § 13-1405 , sexual assault under § 13-1406 , child molestation under § 13-1410 , armed robbery under § 13-1904 or aggravated assault under § 13-1204, subsection A , paragraphs 1 and 2.

B. There is no duty to retreat before threatening or using physical force or deadly physical force justified by subsection A of this section.

C. A person is presumed to be acting reasonably for the purposes of this section if the person is acting to prevent what the person reasonably believes is the imminent or actual commission of any of the offenses listed in subsection A of this section.

D. This section includes the use or threatened use of physical force or deadly physical force in a person's home, residence, place of business, land the person owns or leases, conveyance of any kind, or any other place in this state where a person has a right to be.

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