Victims of a robbery went to the alleged robbers home assaulted the robber. the police come to the robbers home and victims say yes we broke in his home but he robbed us. who will win in court?
You are not permitted to engage in self help and assault someone you believe robbed you. There is no self defense indicated in this fact pattern. You should have called the police and let them handle it. You can be prosecuted for assault and possibly other crimes. If there is evidence that other party committed burglary, then it may be possible that they be prosecuted as well.
Both will be prosecuted and both will probably lose, but what if the robber wins and the victims lose?
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Victims are now the defendants. They are facing assault charges, burglary charges, and possibly more depending on the additional facts. Assaulting someone who robbed you first is not justification for retaliation.
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