John De Freitas v The Queen: 1960

(West Indian Federal Supreme Court) If the prosecution have shown that the defendant’s actions were not done in self defence, then that issue is eliminated from the case.


[1960] 2 WIR 523

Cited by:

Appeal fromJohn De Freitas v The Queen PC 10-Jul-1961
(West Indies) . .
PreferredPalmer v The Queen PC 23-Nov-1970
It is a defence in criminal law to a charge of assault if the defendant had an honest belief that he was going to be attacked and reacted with proportionate force: ‘If there has been an attack so that defence is reasonably necessary, it should be . .
Lists of cited by and citing cases may be incomplete.

Crime, Commonwealth

Updated: 18 May 2022; Ref: scu.539753