If someone hits u,do u have the right to hit back?

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mary

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Mar 19, 2011
 
I dont know if any law officers read topix,buy I was just wanting to know in sikeston if someone hits you,do u have the right to defend yourself,or would u be arrested?
Janna

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Mar 19, 2011
 
In sikeston prob not,but I think u should be able to!!!
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Mar 19, 2011
 

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Well I know first hand that if u get n a fight. If u don't have some one there saying they hit or tried to hit u first. And u leave a mark on them and u dont have any your going to jail.
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Mar 20, 2011
 
I wouldnt mind knowing that answer too!
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Mar 20, 2011
 
Id like to know answer to that too!
koolaid

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Mar 20, 2011
 
you both go to jail
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Mar 20, 2011
 
You betcha!
Gunther Grizzwell

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Who gives a damn you hit me I'm going to knock you on your ass I don't give a damn if I go to jail or not. Law or no law I'm going to protect myself.
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I just cant believe u go to jail if someone were to come up in your yard anf attack u,and u defend yourself,thats ridiculous
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Mar 20, 2011
 
Ya that's what I said when they took me to jail
hit me mfker

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I just cant believe u go to jail if someone were to come up in your yard anf attack u,and u defend yourself,thats ridiculous
Well, depending on how big an a** whoopin you're willing to take you could take a different route and hit him in his pocket book. If you've got a witness that will vouch for you, you could file an assault charge against your assailant. Take pictures of your injuries or better still have the police take pictures of your injuries. Then if you have insurance you can go to the hospital or doctor's office and have xrays taken. Go to the dentist and get checked out with xrays also. That will run up about $800.00 in medical bills that you can stick him with. When he goes to court he'll most likely get fined in the neighborhood of $200.00 and be placed on probation. The judge might even order him to attend an anger management class and that will cost him too. If your insurance pays your medical bills then you can stick the money received from that in your pocket.
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Mar 20, 2011
 
If someone attacks you, then you are allowed to use self-defense to protect yourself. But if you use more force than necessary to defend yourself, you could get arrested. Idk how they do it in Sikeston, but thats what the law says.
hit me mfker

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In Missouri a 3rd degree assault is a Class A Misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in the county jail and a thousand dollar fine. If your injuries require hospitalization that could constitute a 2nd degree assault and that is a Class B felony punishable up to 15 years in prison and several thousand dollars in fine. However, a good lawyer might be able to plea it down to a lesser charge. A 3rd degree assault could be something as minor as someone causing you to be in fear of your life, but without even laying a hand on you. Don't you just love our justice system?
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hit me mfker wrote:
<quoted text>Well, depending on how big an a** whoopin you're willing to take you could take a different route and hit him in his pocket book. If you've got a witness that will vouch for you, you could file an assault charge against your assailant. Take pictures of your injuries or better still have the police take pictures of your injuries. Then if you have insurance you can go to the hospital or doctor's office and have xrays taken. Go to the dentist and get checked out with xrays also. That will run up about $800.00 in medical bills that you can stick him with. When he goes to court he'll most likely get fined in the neighborhood of $200.00 and be placed on probation. The judge might even order him to attend an anger management class and that will cost him too. If your insurance pays your medical bills then you can stick the money received from that in your pocket.
wow, you mustve made your grocery money doing this a time or two. sound experienced. make sure you let people know that this doesn't always mean you will get reimbursement. the law may find YOU guilty and then you are left paying everything on your own! the justice system is so screwed up, its not even funny. it is actually, "you are guilty until proven innocent"..! they just say it is the other way around.

i am not going to let anyone hit me and get away with it. i dont care if i do go to jail, but i can tell you i will go for a dam good reason when i go. if i am going, i am going to make it worth my while.
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May 19, 2011
 
"How extensive is a man's right of self-defense of person and property? The basic answer must be: up to the point at which he begins to infringe on the property rights of someone else. For, in that case, his "defense" would in itself constitute a criminal invasion of the just property of some other man, which the latter could properly defend himself against."( http://mises.org/daily/2486 )So says the right of self defense. So, if somebody broke your nose, you could not break theirs in return, because in doing so, you're violating their rights. Also, if someone pulls out a gun and threatens to shoot you, and then you pull out your gun and shoot them, you would be charged and arrested, because in shooting them, you have violated their rights. Sorry for the colorful language used in my last post. What I read made me very upset.
Anonymous Lawyer

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In Sikeston you can't defend yourself without going to jail. If someone attacks you, and you attack them, even in self defense, you're both going to jail. Mainly because the (Sikeston) cops can't really prove anything and they're not going to take the time to question any witnesses.
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May 20, 2011
 
Anonymous Lawyer wrote:
In Sikeston you can't defend yourself without going to jail. If someone attacks you, and you attack them, even in self defense, you're both going to jail. Mainly because the (Sikeston) cops can't really prove anything and they're not going to take the time to question any witnesses.
But that is no fair! The law says you have a right to self defense! Where did that go!?
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#20
May 20, 2011
 
Funny how she's that scared of me. Well u better find another place to park when your screwing my man. I may not be where he thinks I am.
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#21
May 20, 2011
 
That's odd how people will admit they know their man is cheating on them . I would say if she is sleeping with him she's not scared of you .
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#22
May 23, 2011
 
I think its funnier how almost everytime I post I have a shadow poster who has something to say. I know that you are on probation. Found that out last Thursday. Now lets see how much further your little games go. I can find out anything I want.

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