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Category Archives: Criminal Defense

Stolen Valor – Is it criminal or just lying?

How to Check Someone’s Claims of Military Service, Honors and Medals Here’s how the Stolen Valor project describes it: “It starts off simple enough. A casual mention of military service. And, oh by the way, a Purple Heart and a few other honors earned. How can you not trust a man who served his country… Read More »

Texas Law on Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground

The law has long recognized that “a man’s home is his castle,” where he has the right to use deadly force to protect himself, his family and property. The “stand your ground” or no retreat laws extend the protection to lawful persons outside their homes. Texas law on self-defense is found in Chapter 9 of… Read More »

Stand Your Ground/Deadly Force

From an article in Washington Times by David Kopel http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/apr/2/debunking-the-stand-your-ground-myth/ The assertion that Florida law allows shooting whenever someone believes it to be necessary is a flat-out lie. The actual law of Florida is that “a person is justified in the use of deadly force” if “(1) He or she reasonably believes that such force… Read More »