Have you been charged with assault in the State of Nebraska? If so, do you believe your conduct was necessary to protect yourself from harm? If so, you may be able to claim “self-defense” as your defense. Unfortunately, this is not as simple as it sounds. Like most states, the State of Nebraska does have a self-defense statute. However, determining the facts and circumstances to which the defense might apply can be very tricky. Furthermore, the level of force you used is an important factor in determining whether or not you can escape a conviction by claiming self-defense. In short, claiming self-defense to an assault charge is heavily
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