mystic_1 wrote:If you attack someone who is not physically attacking you, how is that "self defense"?
In the end, he didn't attack you, so any belief you had that he was about to do so, was proven incorrect.
Can you legally assault someone for speaking words to you, where you live?
I was looking at it from a technicality of this source below; & Absolutely heck No I AM not getting into that well publicized current event
- not this discussion never - I hate politics and its not welcome - in answer IF the guy was "speaking words' and wasn't so animated then this whole spectacle would not of occurred.
Should have been a mutual exchange of single fingers as is the normal communication between disagreeing motorists - but to chase someone down to give them a heated rant that went on over 5 minutes is either he is a nut job or would have escalated - I just wanted to know that if that scenario unfortunately played over - Would i have had some degree of right to take action that would have ended the tirade and ensured that I wasn't pursued all over town?.
That happened to the wife 3 years ago pulled out over a 4 way then the guy chased her into town whilst the police were trying to find him - a year later he did it again whilst at the supermarket he tried to ram her then pursued her into the store - Finally the cops had video evidence and took action for stalking & threatening behavior.
In my situation i pulled into a public place - the police station is next door but there is no road access to it without getting back on the highway - Personally i would have been delighted if a cop was there I was hoping someone would have called
the point is i took evasive action but was pursued to another location & then felt cornered - I did not pursue him i drove away & left my car to go into the building knowing it was a public place.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A stand-your-ground law states that a person may use force in self-defense when there is reasonable belief of a threat, without an obligation to retreat first. In some cases, a person may use deadly force in public areas without a duty to retreat. Under these legal concepts, a person is justified in using deadly force in certain situations and the "stand your ground" law would be a defense or immunity to criminal charges and civil suit. The difference between immunity and a defense is that an immunity bars suit, charges, detention and arrest. A defense, such as an affirmative defense, permits a plaintiff or the state to seek civil damages or a criminal conviction but may offer mitigating circumstances that justifies the accuser's conduct.
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