OK OUJI-CR 8-48. DEFENSE OF SELF-DEFENSE JUSTIFIABLE USE OF NONDEADLY FORCE

OK OUJI-CR 8-48. DEFENSE OF SELF-DEFENSE JUSTIFIABLE USE OF NONDEADLY FORCE

State: Oklahoma

 

Oklahoma Uniform Jury Instructions–Criminal (OUJI-CR)

OK OUJI-CR 8-48. DEFENSE OF SELF-DEFENSE JUSTIFIABLE USE OF NONDEADLY FORCE

A person is justified in using force in self-defense if that person reasonably believed that use of force was necessary to protect himself/herself from imminent danger of bodily harm. Self-defense is a defense although the danger to personal security may not have been real, if a reasonable person, in the circumstances and from the viewpoint of the defendant, would reasonably have believed that he/she was in imminent danger of bodily harm. The amount of force used may not exceed the amount of force a reasonable person, in the circumstances and from the viewpoint of the defendant, would have used to prevent the bodily harm.

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