You injured or killed someone in self-defense. What happens next?
We see this scenario play out regularly across the country. A legally armed citizen uses a gun in self-defense, and then appears in court to prove that the legal requirements were met to justify using deadly force. When the court rules that the citizen complied with the law and is not guilty of any crime, life just goes on, right? NOT!
ACLDN members recognize that an individual may not carry much weight against the legal system. The Network's strength, its experts and the fund amassed from 25% of all membership dues, provides vastly more power to protect your legal rights and legal survival.
P.S.: Your Homeowner Insurance Policy may cover you if you are protecting your life or property on/in your property (check with your insurance agent). That may not be the case "outside your home/property" in your resident state, so a self-defense insurance plan may be something that will give you more protection.
Value and Risks of Self-Defense Incident Video
New Hampshire attorney Penny Dean is a proponent of video with audio used to create a record of events but warns that its use in defending against criminal charges may not be a foregone conclusion. She observes how little blackletter law specific to video recordings exists in the self-defense context and points out that much of the law about permission to record was written for audio recordings, not videography. Whether or not a video of one’s self-defense incident would ultimately help or harm arguments about justification is extremely situational. Video provides no quick and easy answers to proving justification for using force in self defense!