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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-defense_(United_States)

In the United States, self-defense is an affirmative defense that is used to justify the use of force ... A majority of U.S. jurisdictions do not follow the common law rule that a person must retreat prior to using deadly force, contrary to international  ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_of_self-defense

The right of self-defense is the right for persons to use reasonable force or defensive force, for the purpose of defending ...

criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-law-basics/self-defense-overview.html

Self-defense is defined as the right to prevent suffering force or violence through the use of a sufficient level of counteracting force or violence. This definition is ...

statelaws.findlaw.com/california-law/california-self-defense-laws.html

California Self Defense Laws. The right to use force -- even deadly force if necessary -- to defend oneself is a broadly accepted principle of the criminal justice ...

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self-defense. n. the use of reasonable force to protect oneself or members of the family from bodily harm from the attack of an aggressor, if the defender has ...

www.shouselaw.com/self-defense.html

California self-defense laws provide that you can't be found guilty of a violent crime that you committed in order to protect yourself, as long as your conduct was  ...

www.cnn.com/interactive/2012/04/us/table.selfdefense.laws

Nearly all states allow some use of deadly force to protect yourself inside your home, based on the "Castle Doctrine." In some areas, many people still have a ...

nationalparalegal.edu/public_documents/courseware_asp_files/criminalLaw/defenses/SelfDefense.asp

Self defense is generally used as a defense to a charge of criminal assault or ... the common law, in order for the defendant to use deadly force in a self defense ...

armedcitizensnetwork.org/images/stories/Hayes_SDLaw.pdf

4. And finally, it is your responsibility to understand the laws regarding use of deadly force in self defense and to be aware of what happens within the legal.

www.criminaldefenselawyer.com/resources/self-defense-laws.htm

All states have self-defense laws that allow people who are threatened to use reasonable force to defend themselves or others, and to avoid criminal liability ...