Can I Argue Self-Defense in a Burglary Case?

July 3rd, 2018 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

If you are charged with a serious crime in Texas, you have the right to present a defense within the boundaries of the law. For example, if you are charged with aggravated assault, you might argue you acted in self-defense–that is to say, the accuser actually attacked you first. Or in the case of a […]

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Self-Defense As A Legal Defense in Texas

February 27th, 2015 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense, Understanding Texas Law

Self-defense is referred to as a justification defense, such that although the defendant has committed a criminal act prescribed by statute, he or she should not be punished because the circumstances justify the defendant’s actions. Typically, one can use force that they reasonably believe is necessary to protect themselves from imminent unlawful force upon themselves. […]

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