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Can You Be Arrested for Self-Defense?
Can You Be Arrested for Self-Defense?

In this country, we have a Constitutional right to protect ourselves from harm, such as assault, battery, domestic violence, or destruction of property. However, it is possible that a police officer might arrest you even if all you have done is protect yourself. How is this ...

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