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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 ...

dictionary.law.com/Default.aspx?selected=1909

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 ...

thinkprogress.org/three-self-defense-laws-that-could-be-even-worse-than-stand-your-ground-b425742ff724

Jul 24, 2013 ... The acquittal of George Zimmerman has reignited the national conversation about so-called “Stand Your Ground” laws that authorize deadly ...

www.nycriminallawyerblog.com/2014/05/20/self-defense-work-new-york

May 20, 2014 ... But what I can do is give a short explanation explanation that would allow the reader an opportunity to generally get the idea of self-defense law ...