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The self-defense plea has been abused historically as an attempt to get
out of criminal charges, from
assault to murder. However, not just anyone can claim a crime was committed in
self-defense. There are certain qualifications to your story that a self
defense plea needs to be a viable defense for your case. A good criminal
defense attorney will help you to use the best plea angle for your case,
but here are some basic characteristics a self-defense plea generally requires.
assault someone, you may be entitled to a self-defense plea if an “immediate
threat of death or grave bodily injury” posed by another person
led you to assault him/her. In order for a self-defense plea to apply,
the injured person must have been a serious threat to your safety–to
the point you thought you could have lost your life. Even if the person
has threatened to kill you, you are not legally able to use lethal force
in self defense unless the person’s actions are a threat to your
life in that exact moment. If you assault before your attacker charges
at you or once they start running away, your actions may not be considered
In Texas, however, the principle of apparent danger can be applied to self-defense
pleas. This principle means that because you saw the likelihood of danger
posed by another person, it may not matter if the other person attacked
first. It also means that even if the danger was not an actual threat,
but you believed your life to be in imminent peril, then you assaulted
The outcome of your case using a self-defense plea also depends on your
attorney. Are they experienced in criminal defense, specifically assault
charges? An experienced attorney is aware of the ins and outs of the grey
area existing in self-defense pleas and will know if your case applies.
If you or someone you love is facing criminal charges and believes a self-defense
plea is relevant, a criminal lawyer could really help to build a solid
defense for your case. The
Carroll Troberman, PLLC are extremely experienced in assault charge defense–both simple
assault and aggravated assault.
Contact us today for a free consultation. We can help you to determine if a self-defense
plea applies to your case.