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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 https://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 »

Kerrville Attorney Blog

The Law Firm of Richard L. Ellison, P.C. is pleased to announce the launch of our new blog and RSS feed here