Q: Can anyone help me to defend against a wrongful death charge?
My husband and I have a civil case against us. My husband was only protecting himself in our home. He was found not guilty of anything criminally. I used everything I had to hire a lawyer to take the criminal case. I need help and can't find it. There was no home owners insurance at the time. It was our daughter's husband. A verbal exchange happened, my husband asked him to leave several times, he went to exit and then turned to attack my husband. My husband spent 2 years and ten months in county jail, 3 trial dates to prove he was only protecting himself. My daughter(the spouse) is not part of this. It is his parents that have filed the suit.
First, if you have homeowners that should cover you and they would get you an attorney for the case. Second, talk to a bankruptcy attorney. Also if the intruder was slain with a weapon there are Second Amendment legal foundations that will sometimes help.
See if your county bar association's lawyer referral service can at least get you to a volunteer free consultation so you know what is and is not a legal paper, what you have to do to avoid a judgment by default etc--and do this NOW right after you call the homeowners.
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