CCalifornia) Stand-your-ground jury instruction - Good Information
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(California) Stand-your-ground jury instruction
CALCRIM 3470, the instruction given to juries in California cases involving a defendant who says he or she acted in self-defense because of a reasonable belief that he or she was in danger of death or serious injury:
"He or she is entitled to stand his or her ground and defend himself or herself, and, if reasonably necessary, to pursue an assailant until the danger of death or great bodily injury has passed. This is so even if safety could have been achieved by retreating."
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