The law of transferred self-defense applies where a person, who is accused of an assault, accidentally injures an innocent bystander while they are justifiably defending themself.
As criminal assault lawyers in Santa Rosa, Napa, Lakeport and Ukiah point out, if the type of danger is imminent and could reasonably be perceived as causing bodily injury or even unlawful touching, then the defense applies.
Acting in self-defense can justifiably result in injury to both the attacker(s) and an innocent bystander. This defense is very specific and can be somewhat difficult to apply but can also be very effective.
Remember, Ronald Dinan and Associates, is a firm of experienced and aggressive criminal defense lawyers who can help in achieving the best outcome in your case. Many times criminal case dispositions will include reduction or outright dismissal of the number and/or severity of criminal charges, diversion programs, probation, reduced fines with installment payments, alternatives to jail, etc.
To get immediate help with your criminal matter, we invite you to call us to discuss your case. We answer all telephone calls in a polite, professional, and helpful manner.
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