detaining a person


Old 08-28-09, 09:18 AM
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detaining a person

Was wonder if anyone knows what the consequences of this may be, if any in New York State. I have a permit to carry a firearm here in the state. Here is the scenario, you are home one night and you here noises in the yard. You look out the window and you see some unknown person rummaging through your yard, so you go and rustle up your piece and you go outside and decide to tell him to stop and hold him at gunpoint until the police arrive. I asked this because it happened the other night however, instead of the above scenario, I turned the outside floods on and yelled to get out of here ( it was a drunk idiot) and called the police. Not sure if they ever caught him but if I did the above scenario he may have been. Any thoughts
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Old 08-28-09, 09:33 AM
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Well, no lawyer and not familiar with NY, but...
I'd imagine that you could be charged with several things (brandishing, assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping)...and about the only thing the person would get would be possibly trespassing and maybe attempted theft (if he had actually taken something).
Many things depend on the Gov Prosecuter in your area.

Actually using the weapon? Then you better be able to prove you were in fear for your life or serious bodily harm. And even then you could probably plan on spending a lot of time and money defending yourself.

What you did is exactly what you should have done.
Old 08-28-09, 08:32 PM
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If someone is on your property, depending on the law you can protect your property by brandishing a weapon. Doesn't Texas and Colorado have the Make my Day law?

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