DEFENSE OF SELF-DEFENSE - INTRODUCTION
Evidence has been introduced of self-defense as a defense to the charge that the defendant has committed the crime of [Crime Charged in Information/Indictment].
Notes on Use
This instruction is simply an introductory instruction to be used when the defendant is using self-defense as a defense to the charge. This instruction is for use whether the defendant is claiming justifiable homicide, section 733, or justifiable use of nondeadly force, section 643(3).