Self-defense is a defense to any assault type charge. If a person is defending themselves or even a third person, then they can be entitled to self-defense or defense of a third person. If a person uses force against another, even though they caused bodily injury, but they believed that force is immediately necessary to protect themselves or someone else from the other person’s immediate use or threatened use of force, then it can be justified under the self-defense or defense of the third person concept. They can also be justified in using deadly force if they or someone else is threatened with deadly force. If a person believes that they are in imminent danger of another person using deadly force against them, they are entitled to use deadly force against that person to defend themselves or a third person.