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Q: Verbal assault legal at rocketfast car wash by there employees

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

A: Maybe. It depends on the circumstances not as they actually were, but as reasonably understood at the time by the person who made the threat. Generally speaking, a threat of violence is legal in situations where the actual use of violence would be legal. Some common examples are in self-defense, in defense of property, terminating trespass, and making a lawful arrest.

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: It may be legal depending on the facts

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