What can you legally do to protect your home?

An altercation that began when a homeowner saw a man standing in his driveway has left a young man in hospital with life-threatening injuries. What are the legal ins and outs when it comes to trespassing?

A Kamloops criminal defence lawyer gives us the details on how to protect your property.

Brad Smith, criminal defence lawyer. (CBC Kamloops)

A late-night stranger on a homeowner's driveway led to a fight in Brocklehurst over the weekend. Jessie Simpson, 19, is now in hospital, after a physical altercation broke out. A 39-year-old man is now charged with attempted murder. 

Brad Smith is a criminal defense lawyer in Kamloops. He explains how trespassing works, what homeowners are legally allowed to do to protect themselves and their property, and how cases like this one often play out in court. 

To hear the audio, click How can you legally protect your property?


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