Attorney Andrew Branca has distilled the laws in all 50 states that concern themselves with self-defense. He says, “There are at most 5 elements to any self-defense case (and often not even that many). That’s true in every one of the 50 states, and all US territories.” Be sure you adhere to them.
The 5 Elements of Self-Defense Law are:
- Imminence (ability, opportunity, jeopardy)
- Reasonableness (subjective and objective)