I've read the nonces thread and the have a go thread and the consensus appears to be one of don't do this or that as you will end up inside. Tony Martin (right wing nutter) apart, do courts especially ones with juries really convict people for defending themselves or having a go? I often read about people being arrested for grabbing some gobby kid and done for assault etc but does it ever get to court? I suppose a lot are dealt with by magistrates who are supposed to follow the letter of the law but if it was me I would elect for trial by jury and depending on the circumstance would have a lot of hope of being found not guilty. I'm sure if I was on the jury there is no way I would find someone guilty for defending themselves or stepping in to help someone in trouble. Ahh but it's the law I hear you cry (well maybe the odd tree hugger) but I would hope commonsense would prevail. Commonsense in Britain! Did I really say that?