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Name: People v. Lee
Case #: B175291
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 2 DCA
Division: 8
Opinion Date: 08/16/2005

A defendant who fired a gun in an attempt to scare off unleashed dogs was entitled to raise a claim of self-defense in her trial for discharging a firearm with gross negligence. The court of appeal agreed with defendant that the trial court erred in refusing to instruct the jury on self-defense, determining that self-defense was available in cases where the attacker is a dog rather than a person.