IA I.C.J.I. 400.2 Justification – Elements – Self-Defense Of Person.

IA I.C.J.I. 400.2 Justification – Elements – Self-Defense Of Person.

State: Iowa

 

Iowa Criminal Jury Instructions (I.C.J.I.)

400.2  Justification – Elements – Self-Defense Of Person.

A person is justified in using reasonable force if [he] [she] reasonably believes the force is necessary to defend [himself] [herself] from any imminent use of unlawful force.

If the State has proved any one of the following elements, the defendant was not justified:

  1.  The defendant started or continued the incident which resulted in [injury] [death].

  2.  An alternative course of action was available to the defendant.

  3.  The defendant did not believe [he] [she] was in imminent danger of death or injury and the use of force was not necessary to save [him] [her].

  4.  The defendant did not have reasonable grounds for the belief.

  5.  The force used by the defendant was unreasonable.

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