In the latest installment of Closing Arguments, John and Ryan explore the law of self defense, which continues to be one of the most controversial topics among criminal law to date.
Listen as John shares a complete breakdown on the law of self defense and how it varies across different states. Additionally, John explores how self defense is contested in the courtroom and how the media's coverage of this law has evolved over the years through some key case studies.
With self defense being one of the most popular criminal law topics these days, this is an episode packed with beneficial information! Enjoy!
0:06 - Overview on the topic of the day
2:10 - An update on Razumich & Associates
3:09 - A broad overview on the law of self defense and how it appears in criminal law today
5:28 - What affirmative defenses are generally
7:47 - How someone can make a claim for self defense
15:12 - What self defense looks like within a trial
18:41 - How the burden shifts of proving self defense in trial
22:41 - Testifying on your own behalf during a self defense claim
25:58 - The limitations that exist within self defense claims
30:30 - The jury's involvement during a self defense claim trial
34:02 - John's viewpoint on self defense and whether it always works or not
45:20 - Case studies that are specific to self defense
54:20 - How you can get in touch with John and his team
56:09 - Closing remarks
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