Written by attorney Keith Bernard French Jr.

When Is The Use Of Force Justified In Self-Defense?

if someone tries to rob you with a gun, you can lawfully use force to stop them. That is self-defense. Similarly, if you see someone robbing a third person on the street, you can also use force to stop the robber.

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The worst thing you can do when questioned by the police is to admit any facts that could later be used against you in court. Remember, the best thing you can do is to keep your mouth closed and contact a qualified criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Contact Keith B. French Law, PLLC, today if you need to speak with someone right away. This article does not constitute attorney-client relationship or serve as legal advice. They are educated writings by the author.

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