Dallas Man Claims Self Defense in Fatal Shooting

The case of a fatal shooting of an individual by a tow truck driver raises the issue of legal justification of deadly force when […]

Who Has The Burden of Proof In Texas Self-Defense Cases

Texas self-defense law is some times called an ordinary defense as opposed to an affirmative defense. That is important because under Texas law […]

Two Ways To Prove Self-Defense Without The Defendant Testifying

Under Texas Self-Defense law the defendant must almost always testify at trial in order to get a self-defense instruction to a jury. At […]

Study Proves Shooters Position Can’t Be Proven By Shell Casings

A study made by the experts at Force Science Institute has found that experts can not accurately determine the location of a shooter […]

Preparing A Defendant To Testify In A Self-Defense Case: 4 Things That Must Happen

In every trial a criminal attorney must decide if he or she will call he defendant to testify. If the criminal attorney is […]

Getting Self-Defense Evidence Ready For Trial

FIVE GOALS FOR GETTING SELF DEFENSE EVIDENCE READY FOR TRIAL Texas self defense law can be very helpful to the criminal lawyer who […]

Self Defense Experts In Trial

Expert witnesses can be extremely valuable witnesses when proving a self-defense case in trial. There 3 types of experts that are typically called […]

Winning A Texas Self Defense Case: 6 Goals In Preparation.

In order to win a self defense case the criminal attorney must begin preparing the case at the moment he or she is retained. Gathering the facts […]

Texas Self-Defense Law: First Aggressor Evidence

The other way to get a victims prior violent acts into evidence is through the First Aggressor theory. This scenario occurs when the […]

Getting The Victims Previous Violent Acts Into Evidence

Under Texas self-defense law the “victim’s” previous violent acts can become admissible at trial under two theories. This type of evidence is extremely […]