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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  ...

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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 ...

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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.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 ...

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Trainers shall provide a discussion of the law of self-defense in general, and ... You cannot claim self-defense to justify an assault on a police officer – even if 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 ...

www.tmwilsonlaw.com/criminal-law/self-defense

Virginia's self defense laws provide that a non-aggressor is justified in using force against another person if (1) he reasonably believes (2) that the force is ...

criminal.lawyers.com/criminal-law-basics/limits-on-self-defense.html

There are limits to what you can do in defense of self.

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 ...