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Question: If I use a firearm in self defense and it is found my the authorities to be justifiable within the state laws of Arizona, am I immune from civil prosecution by the offender and/or his relatives?

Answer:

The following is general legal information. To find out how laws apply to a specific situation, contact an attorney directly.

See title 13, chapter 4 of the Arizona Revised Statutes (beginning with A.R.S. § 13-401) for information on self-defense. A.R.S. § 13-404 speaks directly to the self-defense justification. A.R.S. § 12-716 addresses civil liability when an injury occurs during a criminal act.

 

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