Jefferson City, MO asked in Wrongful Death for Missouri

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.

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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A: 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.

https://www.saf.org/

https://thinkprogress.org/nra-offers-stand-your-ground-insurance-to-cover-legal-costs-of-shooting-people-in-self-defense-654497d0fc3d/

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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