Justifiable Use of Deadly Force in Oklahoma
If you have been in the confusing and unfortunate situation of having to use self-defense that resulted in someone’s death, it is important to understand the laws pertaining to justifiable use of deadly force.
Justifiable use of deadly force under Oklahoma law means that someone used self-defense in a manner deemed reasonable to prevent death or significant bodily harm. However, the terms “justifiable,” “reasonable,” and “self-defense” can often be open to interpretation. Self-defense is not granted to someone who provoked someone else, voluntarily entered into an altercation, or served as the aggressor.
Proving that Self-defense was Necessary
In an event where life and death depend upon split second decisions, what is deemed reasonable at the time may not appear so reasonable in retrospect. You may also not be able to remember every detail and action clearly.
Situations vary tremendously and the laws are written vaguely, making it difficult to see straightforward outcomes in every case. Presenting the case that you acted reasonably within the given situation can mean the difference between being convicted of a serious crime or being cleared of any wrong-doing.
Fighters In Your Corner
If you have been charged with manslaughter or murder and believed that deadly force was the only way to protect yourself, you need an experienced attorney who can defend your actions and show the judge and jury that you had no other choice under the circumstances. The team at The Hunsucker Legal Group has successfully advocated for our clients across the state of Oklahoma and we are ready to get to work for you.
Contact us today to schedule a free and confidential review of your case.