Course Outline

According to PC §9.31(b), the use of force is not justified:

  • If you are responding to a verbal provocation only or…
  • If you are trying to resist arrest by a peace officer or…
  • If you consented to the force the other person is using or attempting to use against you or…
  • If you provoked the other person to use force against you UNLESS you abandon or clearly attempt to abandon the encounter and the other person continues to use force against you or…
  • If you seek “an explanation from or discussion with the other person” about your differences with them while you are carrying a handgun illegally.
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