Assault
Can I be charged with assault if I am defending myself?
If I am attacked by someone and I hit the person while defending myself, will I be charged with assault?
By  Aniket Agrawal  |  18 Apr 2016  |  Upvotes: 0  | 

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Soumya
Advocate

Yes, you can be charged with assault and/or battery if you were involved in a fight, even if you were defending yourself. However, if you were truly acting in self defense, the police will take this into consideration and you might not be charged. Even if you are charged, if you can prove that you acted in self-defense in court, the charges against you will be dropped. Make sure that you find a good criminal defense lawyer to present your case in court and prove that you acted in order to defend yourself.

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