Course Outline

You may use force to defend yourself or another person from an assailant in these situations.

  • Using force or threatening to use force against an assailant is justified when you reasonably believe that:
    • It is necessary for self-defense or the defense of another person and...
    • The assailant is about to use unlawful force.
  • Using force that is likely to cause death or serious bodily harm (deadly force) against an assailant is justified when you reasonably believe that it is necessary:
    • To prevent imminent death or serious bodily harm to yourself or another person or...
    • To prevent the commission of a forcible felony.
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