If the 1st aggression came at you and you defended yourself. they charged me. she shoved me several times knocked to grouind and kicked me. I punched her after first shove. I am 65, much younger,and bigger.
3 Answers from Attorneys
Under the law, an individual is permitted in limited circumstances to hit another person if they are doing so in self-defense. If the facts are that the other individual was the initial aggressor and continued to come at you and you had no way of escaping, then you are allowed to use that force needed to resolve the danger.
See NY PL Article 35
It sounds like you have a good self defense claim. Feel free to contact me if you are looking to hire a lawyer.
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