Michigan self-defense statute

Michigan self-defense statute

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    Michigan self-defense statute

    For the edification of all concerned, and in the hope that it might be useful to others, I am posting the new self-defense law that became effective here last October first. Notice especially that it allows deadly force to be used if the individual believes that great bodily harm will be inflicted upon him or another person. No longer does one only have to fear for one's life.

    SELF-DEFENSE ACT (EXCERPT)
    Act 309 of 2006


    780.972 Use of deadly force by individual not engaged in commission of crime; conditions.
    Sec. 2.
    (1) An individual who has not or is not engaged in the commission of a crime at the time he or she uses deadly force may use deadly force against another individual anywhere he or she has the legal right to be with no duty to retreat if either of the following applies:
    (a) The individual honestly and reasonably believes that the use of deadly force is necessary to prevent the imminent death of or imminent great bodily harm to himself or herself or to another individual.
    (b) The individual honestly and reasonably believes that the use of deadly force is necessary to prevent the imminent sexual assault of himself or herself or of another individual.
    (2) An individual who has not or is not engaged in the commission of a crime at the time he or she uses force other than deadly force may use force other than deadly force against another individual anywhere he or she has the legal right to be with no duty to retreat if he or she honestly and reasonably believes that the use of that force is necessary to defend himself or herself or another individual from the imminent unlawful use of force by another individual.

    History: 2006, Act 309, Eff. Oct. 1, 2006
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