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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/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 ...

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

In the United States legal system, each state allows a defendant to claim self- defense when accused of a violent crime, as does the federal government.

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  ...

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

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

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.lectlaw.com/def/d030.htm

The Legal Term * Self-Defense Defense * Defined & Explained. ... A defense to certain criminal charges involving force (e.g. murder). Use of force is justified ...

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 ...

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 ...

legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Self-Defense

Self-Defense. The protection of one's person or property against some injury attempted by another. Self-defense is a defense to certain criminal charges as well ...