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Old January 20, 2010, 10:17 PM   #6
Double Naught Spy
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Say you use you gun for home defense while you are drunk. If you weren't drunk everything would be legal and clear cut self defense.
Why would it be that being sober would make the shooting legal, but being drunk would not? I don't know of a single law that stipulates self defense is only valid when sober.

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Could the fact that you were drunk cause serious legal problems?
Could it cause problems? Potentially. First and foremost, you may be inclined to speak to the police at a time when most lawyers would strongly suggest you not speak with the police without having a lawyer present.

Second, if you do speak to the police and cannot articulate the events that occurred that would justify your shooting, then the police aren't likely to buy your story.
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