Texas Penal Code - PENAL § 9.44. Use of Device to Protect Property

The justification afforded by Sections 9.41 and 9.43 applies to the use of a device to protect land or tangible, movable property if:

(1) the device is not designed to cause, or known by the actor to create a substantial risk of causing, death or serious bodily injury;  and

(2) use of the device is reasonable under all the circumstances as the actor reasonably believes them to be when he installs the device.


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