So there has been a spate of home invasion in Melbourne over the last few years with offenders (Typically juveniles and/or drug users armed with knives and bats) breaking into peoples homes, assaulting them and stealing cars and other easy to take valuables. The community is both scared and sick of it and home owners have begun to defend themselves. Scenes like this are becoming more familiar, last week a man came home and found a home invader in his house who had just murdered his mother, he subsequently nearly beat the guy to death. (I believe he was prevented in doing so by Police officers responding to the home invasion.) Today another home owner hospitalised a home invader. Both these men will likely be charged with a criminal offence, while I'd like to believe that no jury would convict them I wouldn't guarantee it. What are the laws in Utah?