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When is Self-Defense a Valid Defense Against Assault Charges?

Stalking and Assault

Self-defense is defined as the right to prevent suffering or perpetrated violence through the use of counteracting force or violence. This is a simple and straightforward concept on its own, but when it is applied to certain circumstances, the meaning can get muddy. Texas, like every other state, allows someone to claim self-defense as a defendant when accused for an illegal crime. Texas also has its own set of self-defense laws that it follows that…
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Why Was I Arrested When I Was Acting in Self-Defense?

Consider this situation. A random stranger, a friend or even a spouse has instigated a fight with you and you are forced to defend yourself. Police arrive, break it up, take down statements and you think everything is going to be fine. After all, you were defending yourself, right? Wrong. The next thing you know, you are in handcuffs. The good news is claiming self-defense is a great defense and a criminal defense attorney can…
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