Covington, KY asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Kentucky

Q: Is this considered self defense?

I was in an incident with another driver. He was swerving all over the road going really slow so I went around him and he quickly came up on my car, I was going around 45 so he had to of been going nearly 65. As he was coming up, he swerved into my lane more than once, I was near the curb. I slowed down and he would slow down with me, I’d speed up and he’d do the same thing while still trying to hit my car purposely and smiling at me. My boyfriend ended up putting an unloaded gun out of the passenger side window to let him know to stop. He called the police and now my boyfriend is facing 1st degree wanton endangerment.

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Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Potentially it could be self defense. Many more facts are necessary to properly answer that question but if you hire a good. To Minsk defense attorney, I imagine it will work out.

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Matt Schalk
Matt Schalk
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Princeton, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: It may be a defense and it should be explored.

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