- October 18, 2014
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
NYS Penal Law Article 35 “Use of Force” Course
NYS does not have a “mutual combat law”. You cannot agree to fight someone without fear of prosecution. What this means to you is that ANY use of force against another person means you are committing a crime, even in your own home. Nice huh?
Article 35 defines the “exemptions” under which you can use force to defend yourself and/or another person in those situations.
This is a 6 hour class on the New York State Penal Law Article 35 “Justification” on the “use of force” in defensive situations. As we all know from recent current events, defending ourselves and others is not such a clear cut decision any longer. In NYS we have an obligation to retreat and can only resort to using force when there are no other options. This course will define for you the terminology used by NYS, give scenarios as well as examples and explain the “justification” and your “right to self-defense” within the NYS Penal Law. This is an updated class and much more involved than our previous course. I can assure you that this course is worth every minute of your time!
The cost is $75.00.