COTW: Regaining Innocence: Real-World Example

This Case of the Week focuses on a real-world example of the application of the self-defense law doctrine of “regaining innocence.” VIDEO: AUDIO:   One of the five elements of a claim of self-defense justification for a use-of-force against another person is the element of innocence, which denies the justification of self-defense to a person who was the initial aggressor in a fight. “Initial aggressor” generally means the person who was the first to threaten …

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