What you do in the immediate aftermath of a self-defense incident is of the utmost importance. ?Using physical force to protect yourself when you are threatened is at the C of FAST’s ABCs. Confidence to do what needs to be done. ?It’s what the practice is about. ?When the threat is over, whether as a result of your actions or voluntary retreat, you should follow certin steps.

This information is meant as a guide to the issues that may arise after an encounter. Always talk to an experienced, licensed attorney to get full information about legal issues.

Remember these tips

Step 1: ?Do not follow or track a fleeing Attacker.
Nor should to try and detain them untill authroities arrive. Make sure you, your family and anyone nearby is safe.

If the attacker is not a threat because they are wounded or cannot continue the attack, your right to defend yourself has ceased.

You are not a superhero. Nor is it right to be judge and jury.

Step 2: Check the scene for safety and security.
If the attacker has been stopped or voliance has ceased, quickly scan the area to find any additional threats. Move to a safe place like a nearby business or a neighbor’s house. Remember to breathe…. Us as many modulation breathes as nessary.

Check yourself and others for injury. Some types of injuries can go unnoticed in a violent struggle.

Step 3: Contact emergcy services or make nessary phone calls
Call 911 and report the incident immediately. Clearly state your name, location, and any injuries. Let them know if an ambulance is needed, the aware abouts of the Attacker and their current state. ?Let them know what you need, what happened, DO NOT state what actions you took.