Self Defense

The right of self-defense (according to U.S. law) (also called, when it applies to the defense of another, alter ego defense, defense of others, defense of a third person) is the right for persons acting on their own behalf to engage in certain levels of action, often referred to as reasonable force or defensive force, for the sake of defending one's own life or the lives of others, including, in certain circumstances, the use of deadly force.
Posts about Self Defense
  • Disturbing the Peace: Law and Penalties

    … argue that they were simply engaging in self defense. It is not a crime to fight back in self defense in the state of Texas. Also, a defense attorney could argue that the public disturbance was the result of an accident instead of willful, intentional behavior. If this strategy is successful, the charges may be dropped. Are you or someone you know…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 22 readers -
  • Domestic Abuse and Assault on a Family Member

    … Domestic Abuse and Assault on a Family Member Posted by Matthew Sharp under Assault, Violent Crime October 28, 2015 Abuse and Assault Laws in Texas Here in Texas, the crime of assault is taken very seriously. Despite a popular belief, a person does not have to engage in outright physical violence in order to be charged with an assault crime…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 37 readers -
  • The Inalienable Right to Stand Your Ground

    … We are extremely proud to announce the publication of Chief Counsel Joshua Prince and attorney Allen Thompson‘s article – The Inalienable Right to Stand Your Ground – in Volume 27, Issue 1, of the St. Thomas Law Review. You can find a copy here. Please join us in congratulating them in this monumental endeavor and their steadfast devotion…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 9 readers -