§ 503.010 Definitions for chapter
§ 503.020 Justification — A defense
§ 503.030 Choice of evils
§ 503.040 Execution of public duty
§ 503.050 Use of physical force in self-protection — Admissibility of evidence of prior acts of domestic violence and abuse
§ 503.055 Use of defensive force regarding dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle — Exceptions
§ 503.060 Improper use of physical force in self-protection
§ 503.070 Protection of another
§ 503.080 Protection of property
§ 503.085 Justification and criminal and civil immunity for use of permitted force — Exceptions
§ 503.090 Use of physical force in law enforcement
§ 503.100 Prevention of a suicide or crime
§ 503.110 Use of force by person with responsibility for care, discipline, or safety of others
§ 503.120 Justification — General provisions

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes > Chapter 503

  • Action: includes all proceedings in any court of this state. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Attorney: means attorney-at-law. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Deadly physical force: means force which is used with the purpose of causing death or serious physical injury or which the defendant knows to create a substantial risk of causing death or serious physical injury. See Kentucky Statutes 503.010
  • Domestic: when applied to a corporation, partnership, business trust, or limited liability company, means all those incorporated or formed by authority of this state. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Dwelling: means a building or conveyance of any kind, including any attached porch, whether the building or conveyance is temporary or permanent, mobile or immobile, which has a roof over it, including a tent, and is designed to be occupied by people lodging therein at night. See Kentucky Statutes 503.010
  • Imminent: means impending danger, and, in the context of domestic violence and abuse as defined by KRS 403. See Kentucky Statutes 503.010
  • Owner: when applied to any animal, means any person having a property interest in such animal. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Physical force: means force used upon or directed toward the body of another person and includes confinement. See Kentucky Statutes 503.010
  • Treatment: when used in a criminal justice context, means targeted interventions that focus on criminal risk factors in order to reduce the likelihood of criminal behavior. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Vehicle: means a conveyance of any kind, whether or not motorized, which is designed to transport people or property. See Kentucky Statutes 503.010