In North Carolina, Justified Self Defense is derived from North Carolina Common Law and a few statutory laws. North Carolina has the so-called
"Castle Doctrine". Read the questions below to test your knowledge of the laws as they apply to self defense.
You are awakened in the middle of the night by the sound of breaking glass in your bedroom window. You grab your pistol and observe a
man wearing a ski mask and holding a pry bar. He is standing just outside your window. Can you legally use deadly force against the
person before he enters through the window or must you wait until he gets in?
You are awakened in the middle of the night by a noise in your bedroom. You grab your pistol and turn on the light. You see a man at
the foot of your bed. He is wearing a ski mask and holding your jewelry box in his hands. He sees you and turns to run out the bedroom
door. Can you legally use deadly force against the person who has broken into your home and running away with your jewelry?
You have just watched the evening news about a serial murderer and rapist. You go out to get the newspaper from your driveway, and see
the murderer and rapist attempting to steal your car. Can you legally use deadly force against the killer who is attempting to take
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