Q: What crimes would be charged against a subject for self defense of their home or property?
More in depth if a person used a firearm in the defense of self or others what crimes are they being charged with?
A: Almost anything. Maryland generally DOES NOT allow use of deadly force to defend against property. The gray area is that Maryland does allow citizens to make an arrest when warranted and that the castle doctrine means you ARE allowed to defend yourself within your home using reasonable force and deadly force only if it passes the specific test on use including "reasonable" fear of threat to health or safety.
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