the ultimate battle field _ in a court of law
You should fight just as hard in the legal system as you did for your life. But, the first step is always to be alive for the court proceedings. Don't be worrying about lawyers at the moment of truth.
Afterwards, "Officer, I was in fear of my life. Now I would like to speak with my attorney before I answer any further questions."
And that is coming from a police officer. I want to hear this response from a law abiding citizen and would honor his wishes immediately. Why, because the shoe could always be on my foot. Police officers have to fight for their lives in the courtroom just as hard as citizens. There is always someone wanting to find flaw in your deadly force decision.