Under Alabama law, you may use physical force against another person in order to defend, not only yourself, but also to defend a third person, from what you reasonably believe to be the use or imminent use of unlawful physical force by that other person. In defending yourself, you may use a degree of force which you reasonably believe is necessary for that purpose. If you reasonably believe that another person is using or is about to use unlawful, deadly physical force against you or a third person, you are legally presumed to be justified in using deadly physical force in self-defense or the defense of another person. You do not have a duty to retreat, and pursuant to our law, you are allowed to stand your ground, provided you are in a place where you have a right to be and you are not engaged in an unlawful activity.
If you have been charged with a serious crime or attempted crime such as murder or assault, and you acted in self-defense of yourself or of another person, such as a bystander, call the experienced criminal defense attorneys at the Revill Law Firm today. We will use our knowledge, skills, and years of experience to fight for your freedom. Once you retain us, we will immediately go to work for you to ensure that you are given the opportunity to be heard prior to trial, to present evidence of your self-defense, or defense of another person, and assert your absolute immunity from further criminal prosecution. Upon the court’s finding that your use of physical force, even if deadly, was not unlawful, you will be deemed immune from criminal prosecution on that charge, forever. Call us today at (205) 521-9929 to discuss your particular situation and circumstances, because your life matters.