Dallas, TX asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: Okay last night this guy I had been seeing told me to come over and to bring some drugs and I wanted to see him so I

Pretended to have drugs and got inside and when he found out I didn’t have them he got mad and told me to leave and I said“ no call the police. So he got more mad and started to chase me then he picks up a knife and grabs me and put the knife to my throat so I hit him 5 times in the face when he tried to put the knife to my throat and then he picked the knife up and I pulled a pocket knife out of my pocket he swing at me with the knife and so did I and I tapped his hand with the knife and started bleeding and then I left he called the police

What do I do

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Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: You could be charged with a felony. You only have a right to self-defense against him if his use of force was unlawful. The use of force to terminate trespass can be lawful. You were trespassing when you failed to leave when asked, even if you were initially invited into the residence.

Stop posting public confessions online and privately consult a local criminal defense attorney. Do not talk to the police if they contact you. They can and will lie about the nature of their call. Their only purpose is to give you an opportunity to confess. Tell them you will only talk with your attorney present. Keep your mouth shut even if they detain or arrest you. Talking will only hurt your case.

You might want to seek counseling about your attraction to drug-addicted psychopaths.

Robert Sterling Guest
Robert Sterling Guest
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Forney, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: What you do is meet with a defense lawyer. If he called the police on you, then he might have told the police you broke the law, and the police might want to investigate what happened. Which makes you a possible suspect. You NEVER talk to the police in this situation. You hire a lawyer to talk to the police.

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: What happened after the police were called? Were you arrested? Did an officer call or talk to you? Did you call the police after you left the house? Sit down with an attorney. Good luck.

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