Law of the Day: 4/14/15


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Today’s Law of the Day comes from Massachusetts:

Did you know in Massachusetts there is a self-defense law?

“A person is allowed to act in self-defense. If evidence of self-defense is present, the Commonwealth must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant did not act in self-defense. In other words, if you have a reasonable doubt whether or not the defendant acted in self-defense, your verdict must be not guilty.”

It’s the state’s burden to prove you did not act in self-defense. Regardless it might be worthwhile to take a look at the law and what is and isn’t considered self-defense. View the Law

Massachusetts Law of the Day Self Defense

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