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

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 people to use reasonable force or defensive force, for the purpose of defending one's ...

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 ...

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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 ...

mpdc.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/mpdc/page_content/attachments/District%20Law%20Pertaining%20to%20Self%20Defense.pdf

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

beta.code.dccouncil.us/dc/council/code/sections/7-2502.12.html

Definition of self-defense sprays. For the purposes of §§ 7-2502.12 through 7- 2502.14, the term: “Self-defense spray” means a mixture of a lacrimator including  ...

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

In the majority of states, self-defense is a statutory defense (Mich. Comp. Laws, 2010). However, it can be modified or expanded by courts on a case-by-case ...