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Understanding self-defense law in New York

The right to defend one's own life in a dangerous situation is a fundamental component of the American legal system. However, state laws differ on what constitutes appropriate use of force in a self-defense situation. Here in New York, Article 35 of the NY Penal Code...

Forming a defense against physical force

Self-defense is a method of defending against a physical assault charge. The victim must prove that it was reasonable and necessary when being used against an attack that may have caused injury or death. According to New York law, a defendant can use the claim of...