What does stand your ground law mean?

There are a number of laws that allow people to defend themselves and others nearby to prevent harm from criminal activity and perceived threats. Some states have a law called “stand your ground” that allows extreme or deadly force to be…

What are self-defense rights?

When someone is met with a dangerous situation involving violence, the threat of harm or death, there are self-defense actions that would be considered legal but vary from state-to-state.  It is always important to know and understand the laws…

What is meant by the phrase imperfect self-defense?

You’ve probably heard of the term “self-defense” and are aware that many states have enacted laws that allow a person to defend themselves from imminent danger. While self-defense laws do allow individuals to apply a certain level of…