Justifiable Use of Deadly Force in Oklahoma
When faced with a potentially life-threatening altercation, is it against the law to protect yourself?
The decision to use lethal force is typically made in a split-second. But in matters that are seemingly life or death, there are some important facts to keep in mind about what will and will not constitute as a justifiable means of self-defense under the law.
Justifiable Use of Force Under Oklahoma Law
In the state of Oklahoma, the use of deadly force in self-defense is justified if the person reasonably believed that the use of said force was essential to prevent his or her own death or severe injury.
What is Not Considered Self-Defense
It is important to note that that aggressor, or the one who provoked another in order to cause an altercation, cannot claim self-defense. This also goes for any person who voluntarily entered into mutual combat of any sort.
Oklahoma’s self-defense laws and statues can be complicated to understand. If you or a loved one has been charged with murder, manslaughter, battery or any other violent crime, we can help. Contact The Edge Law Firm today for a free and confidential case review.