self defense as a legal defense

Using Self-Defense as a Legal Defense Against Assault Charges

March 28, 2018

You may have questions about using self-defense as a legal defense against an assault charge. Many Texas residents have rational fears about being arrested if self-defense is used in an assault.

Self-defense may be a valid defense in a range of situations. It is a common defense used by defendants charged with assault and battery. There are some limits as to how and when an individual may fight back and effectively claim this action as a legal defense. In general, the individual should use the minimum amount of force to defend themselves.

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