We learn from an early age the importance of self defense. We want to be able to defend ourselves to avoid serious injury or death if someone tries to rob us or attack us. Some take karate lessons or boxing lessons. Some learn how to use pepper spray or learn how to shoot a gun. Texas law recognizes this necessity and allows us to use the force necessary to protect ourselves or to protect others (like our loved ones). Yet, many times, at the scene of the crime, law enforcement officials do not take the time to sort out who was properly defending themselves or others and who was the aggressor. You might end up getting arrested and charged with a serious misdemeanor or felony criminal offense that you have a legitimate self defense claim on like assault, terroristic threat, gun charges, deadly conduct, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and even murder.
If you have been charged with one of these crimes and need assistance from an experienced Fort Worth criminal defense attorney in establishing your self-defense claim, then call 877-208-3382.
Bryan Hoeller is a Fort Worth criminal defense attorney, DWI Lawyer, and personal injury attorney. He is a former prosecutor in Tarrant and Dallas County. For questions or help on a case, call 877-208-3382.