Illinois Criminal Defense Blog

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Self Defense: Justifiable Force - ILDefense.com Blog

You see it on television all the time…shows like Law & Order or Suits commonly use the defense of self defense to exonerate someone charged with a violent crime like battery, attempt murder, or discharge of a firearm. But does it work in real life? 

 
The answer is YES!  We as a society consider self defense as the justifiable use of force.  As opposed to the “insanity” defense which is viewed as an excuse and not a justification for your actions, self defense is encouraged and protected under the law.  The law is a reflection of our norms and morals and thus recognizes the importance of defending oneself. Illinois law, 720 ILCS 5/7-1, explains that the use of force is justified when an individual reasonably believes it is necessary to defend against imminent and unlawful force.  
 
Contact the Law Offices of M. Fakhoury – A Chicago Criminal Defense Firm - for more information and for a free case review. 
 
ILDefense.com or 847-920-4540
 
 

Archived Posts

2017
2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January
2015
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January
2014
2013




© 2017 Law Offices of M. Fakhoury, LLC | Disclaimer
10024 Skokie Blvd., Suite 210, Skokie, IL 60077
| Phone: 847-920-4540
1600 E. Golf Road, Suite 1200, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
| Phone: 847-920-4540
111 West Jackson, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60604
| Phone: 847-920-4540

Practice Areas | Proudly Serving | Results

Attorney Website Design by
Amicus Creative