What is "self-defense" and when can I use it?

Suppose that you're charged with assault, battery, domestic violence or assault with a deadly weapon. Self-defense may be used by an experienced attorney as an absolute defense to the crime with which you're being charged. Simply stated, self-defense means that it is lawful to defend yourself from attack if:

(1) as a reasonable person, you have grounds for believing and you in fact believe,

(2) that you're about to be hurt and

(3) you use no more force than was reasonably necessary to defend against that danger.

When defending yourself or others, you are not required to retreat. You are entitled to stand your ground.

If you have been charged with assault, battery, domestic violence or assault with a deadly weapon in Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Wildomar, Hemet, Corona, Perris, Banning or Riverside, you need the assistance of an effective and experienced criminal defense attorney. Call my office immediately to schedule a free consultation directly with me.

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