Law firms in Annapolis advise their clients that everyone has the right to defend him or herself. However, a criminal lawyer will also warn clients that there are limitations to this right. You can learn more by watching this video.
Criminal lawyers often plead self-defense on behalf of their clients, but most people do not fully understand what this means. If someone claims self-defense, he or she must have felt a threat of imminent harm. Additionally, their criminal lawyer must prove that the defendant did not use any more force than was necessary to dispel the threat. However, self-defense and defense of others are often highly successful claims, and many people avoid jail time and convictions by showing that they were defending themselves.