- Nov 21, 2018
Michigan, Alaska, OklahomaAmerican law generally has different rules for use of deadly force in self-defense than for use of non-deadly force:
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- By and large, you can use deadly force to defend yourself only if you're being threatened with death, serious bodily injury, rape, kidnapping, or, in many states, robbery (and, in some, burglary).
- You can generally use nondeadly force, though, to defend yourself against any unlawful attack, and also to defend your property against theft or unlawful damage.