Self-Defense and the Law

@nerein (283)
United States
October 6, 2010 2:00pm CST
If someone whether they are alone or with loved ones, is approached by a would be assailant and after doing as much as the person can to talk there way out of a situation, but can not talk there way out of the situation. Therefore with the only choice but to defend themselves and/or loved ones should they be allowed to defend themselves without having to end up in jail for defending themselves or loved ones.
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3 responses
• United States
7 Oct 10
personally i will never harm another person if i can't solve it with words i leave its just how i am.
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@nobbsy123 (852)
• Australia
6 Oct 10
I would defend myself if it came to that situation, however you have to be careful. It isn't against the law to defend yourself, however if you use too much force it is against the law. So if you stop the other person from hurting you real bad then keep attacking him then after the threat is gone it is against the law and can go to jail. Even the bad people have rights unfortunately but that is the law. I don't particularly agree with the law but we all have to abide by the law.
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@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
6 Oct 10
It's an instinct to defend ourselves or our loved ones when in danger. Well,as long as you can prove your innocence,you can not be charged with any crime. In some point,the process is not easy,since there is no witness to prove your innocence. Even with the animals,the defense instinct is also a natural attitude. What more with humans. Have a good day always
@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
21 Oct 10
thanks for the BR mark Enjoy mylotting and have a good day always