Article 35 “Use of Force”

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  • December 13, 2015
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

New York State Penal Law Article 35 Justification for the “Use of Force”

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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 self-defense 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.

*We do not offer refunds.  Any payments made can be used for Course Credits or Merchandise since payment is not required on any Course upfront except for the PA trip and any trip traveling out of town.  These are special interest Courses and take special planning (changing days, making resources available, etc…).

Venue:   Article 35 Course

Venue Phone: 315-751-5559

Venue Website:

221 West Manlius Street, East Syracuse, New York, 13057, United States

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