San Antonio, TX asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: If a person starts threatening me and breaking windows do I have the rite to shoot him with a bbq gun to get him to leav

He has threatened me twice before this incident

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Vonnie Clay Dones III
Vonnie Clay Dones III
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Texas is a stand your ground state. Under the castle doctrine, self-defense can be invoked in the defense of property. In some cases, deadly force may be justified to defend property. It is important to note that the use of force must be reasonably necessary and the other person was not provoked. If it is determined that you reasonably believed that the force you used was necessary to protect you against the other person's use or attempt to use deadly force or robbery, etc. then Texas allows the use of deadly force.

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