Legal Question in Civil Litigation in California

If someone had their middle finger very close to my face and I had very little room to pass by to create more space between us, can I legally move their hand away from my face in a nonviolent manner.

Asked on 11/06/13, 11:55 am

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Mark Saltzman, MBA, JD Law Offices of Mark E. Saltzman
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If someone is detaining you, against your will and without legal authority, you may use reasonable force to free yourself.

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Answered on 11/06/13, 1:53 pm

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