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Self-Defense in California

If you have been charged with assault or another violent crime in California, there is a possibility that you may be acquitted of this charge if you are able to prove that you were acting in defense of yourself, your home, or another person. However, it is important to realize that there are specific circumstances under which self-defense is considered to be a reasonable response to a threat. Here are the basics of self-defense in California criminal courts. First, California is not one of the states that has a standard “stand your ground” law, which is a statute that removes...