Defense of property is a justification defense by the defendant that s he should not be held liable because the action was taken in defense of the defendants premises or personal property. Protection of property terms defense of property the right of a person to protect ones property with reasonable force against another person who is threatening to infringe on ones possessory interest in such property where a defendant is on trial for criminal assault or battery he may argue in certain instances that he reasonably . The defence of property is a common method of justification used by defendants who argue that they should not be held liable for any loss and injury that they have caused because they were acting to protect their property. Self defense law varies between the states and they arent always clear some allow use of lethal force in defense of property in certain instances. Defense of property can still be used as a defense to justify the defendants actions as long as the courts decide that a reasonable person would react in a similar way if the courts decide however that the defendant used more force than was necessary to protect his property then he will be found guilty of a tort
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