California Penal Code Section 845

845. Any person who has lawfully entered a house for the purpose of making an arrest, may break open the door or window thereof if detained therein, when necessary for the purpose of liberating himself, and an officer may do the same, when necessary for the purpose of liberating a person who, acting in his aid, lawfully entered for the purpose of making an arrest, and is detained therein.

(Enacted 1872.)

Section: Previous  839  840  841  841.5  842  843  844  845  846  847  847.5  848  849  849.5  850  Next

Last modified: September 9, 2016