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Does Texas Have a Stand Your Ground Law?

Published: Dec 09, 2016 in Criminal Defense, Weapons Crimes

Stand your ground laws expand traditional self-defense principles by removing the duty to retreat before using deadly force. Following the death of Trayvon Martin and trial of George Zimmerman, stand your ground laws have become the subject of national attention and debate. There are approximately 27 states with stand your ground laws across the country, including Texas. Background on Self-Defense Law Generally speaking, a person may use deadly force when he or she reasonably believes it is necessary to prevent death or serious bodily injury to himself or herself or…

Recent Gun Violence and How it May Impact Texas Laws

Published: Sep 01, 2016 in Criminal Defense, Weapons Crimes

The U.S. has seen a significant amount of gun violence in recent years, from police-involved violence to mass shootings. As violence continues, people rightfully ask whether there will be changes to current Texas gun laws. You may even hear about a number of proposed laws during the next Texas legislative session. If you are wondering how Texas gun laws apply to you, or if you have been charged with a gun-related offense, contact Houston criminal defense attorney Ned Barnett at (713) 222-6767. Recent Gun Violence Texas sees its fair share…