Nevada Self-Defense Laws
You Defended Yourself Out Of Necessity and Got Arrested. What Comes Next?
If you had to get physical to defend yourself against someone who was trying to attack you, it can be scary to think that you could be sued by the other party. Thankfully, the law protects your right to defend yourself. You need to work with a lawyer who has experience in self-defense cases to fight for your rights in court.
Is Nevada a stand your ground law state?
When you’re in a situation where you feel that your safety is threatened, it’s smart to use your self defense skills to get out of the situation as safely as possible. Unfortunately, self-defense situations can get complicated, and sometimes, the person who is not at fault for the incident gets arrested and charged.
Nevada is a “stand your ground” state, which means that you’re allowed to fight back if you’re assaulted, even if you also had the opportunity to exit the conflict. This means that if you were acting in self-defense against your perpetrator, you’re protected by the law, even if you continued the incident after you had the opportunity to leave.
In Nevada, you’re also protected if you were acting in the defense of a loved one. For example, if someone assaulted a member of your family and you intervened using force, you’re within your rights given the stand your ground law.
Special Considerations for Self-Defense Cases
If you want to argue that you acted in self-defense during an incident, you’ll need to work with a lawyer who is experienced in self-defense cases. It’s important that you’re able to prove that:
- You used a necessary (not excessive) amount of force, and
- You were not engaging in criminal activity at the time self-defense was used
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