Originally Posted by Tom Servo
The interpretation that matters most is the one the grand jury chooses to apply. Even in states without such laws, the standard is often applied.
Agreed, but I also must give a just due to Japle, beyond what he stated, there is also the emotional well being aspect.
While we may understand that no one wins a fight. Also that the cost to defend our actions may bankrupt our finances, we also must look at how we will be afterwards.
Tom, you are correct in each state, and jury applies things differently. To me, what matters most is the proof of the actions that end in the end result.
In self defense it is seldom easy. We must do all that we can to ensure we are in the right.