Master Black Belt
- Jul 11, 2018
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This is not at all legal statute in my area of the US. Self defense is deemed justified and in no way is a person breaking the law. If that were the case the flood gates would be open for civil suits.
To be clear, a person defending themselves DOES NOT BREAK THE LAW!!!
Oh i mean its dropped without charge if its deemed legitimate self defence, but i always thought the jurisprscence for it was as i described. You have done a crime but its just deemed a justifiable reason to have done it so is dropped. I dont think most instances are open and shut cases as you see, and as plenty of people point out all the police know is, you have just shot or hit this person who may be in what ever wounded state.
Like if you end up speeding to avoid someone, if you get flashed on cameras and have evidence it was for self defence any penalty for speeding would be dropped. Arugbly speaking being arrested may be a good thing self defence speaking in some situations. As it means you are in a secure place, and surrounded by police. (not so much if you get held overnight, they know where you live and the police dont put a guard on the house to stop them breaking in or burning it down)
Oh easier sumamry, its dropped if its deemed legiitmate self defence but court determines that if its brought into question, so if there is enough reason to press it, you may end up in court to defend it. Generally speaking the more damage you do, the more incentive there is to properly investgate it, or you may be pressed to defend the action.