What Is Castle Doctrine?

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Castle Doctrine applies to your home, vehicle or business. Laws vary based on your location, but Castle Doctrine allows a person to use deadly force should he or she feel there is an immediate threat of death or great bodily harm.

Why Is Castle Doctrine Beneficial to a Self-Defense Case?

To win a self-defense case, you need to show that there was an imminent threat of great bodily harm. With certain triggering criteria met in your case, your defense can create automatic presumptions. There is less of a burden, then, to prove that you saw a weapon or felt threatened. Now the burden of proof is on the government to prove the reverse of your self-defense claim.

About Tom Grieve & Grieve Law

Tom Grieve is a highly awarded former state prosecutor. He started Grieve Law, LLC, now one of the most successful criminal defense law firms in Wisconsin. He is a respected top criminal defense lawyer in the state and has a deep knowledge of Wisconsin firearms law. Tom has gone above and beyond and has also received his certification as a firearms instructor. He participates as a regular speaker and panelist with the USCCA for live broadcasts, training videos and national expos and even serves as a speaker and analyst on numerous radio and TV stations and college and law school campuses.

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