David Bowersox, a partner with Hoffman, Comfort, Offutt, Scott, & Halstad in Westminster, was asked to comment on one’s legal rights when defending yourself in your own home. Bowersox states, in Maryland, people are generally expected to retreat and avoid the threat, unlike many other states in the country.  But a different standard, referred to as the “Castle Doctrine” applies within the home. To learn more about Maryland’s laws and how they apply to self-defense, watch the video of Bowersox commenting on these issues here.

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