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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 .... Fletcher, George P. (1990) Crime of Self-Defense: Bernhard Goetz and the Law on Trial, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, ISBN ...

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

See also: Criminal law and procedure. Other common law areas. Criminal · Contract · Tort · Property wills · Trusts · Estates · Evidence. Portals. Law · Criminal justice · v · t · e. In the United States, self-defense is an affirmative defense that is used to justify the use of force ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justifiable_homicide

The concept of justifiable homicide in criminal law stands on the dividing line between an .... A non-criminal homicide ruling, usually committed in self-defense or in defense of another, exists under United States law. A homicide may be ...

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 ...

criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-charges/assault-and-battery-defenses.html

Self-defense is probably the most common defense used in assault and battery cases. In order to establish self-defense, an accused must generally show:.

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

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

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  ...

open.lib.umn.edu/criminallaw/chapter/5-2-self-defense

As stated previously, self-defense is a defense based on justification. Self- defense can be a defense to assault, battery, and criminal homicide because it always ...

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 criminal battery. The requirements that must be met in order for the defense to be  ...

www.justia.com/criminal/docs/calcrim/500/505.html

Justia - Criminal Law 505. Justifiable Homicide: Self-Defense or Defense of Another - Free Legal Information - Laws, Blogs, Legal Services and More.