When you talk about "taking a life," it's not just his life you're taking, it's your life, too, by the time you get through paying retainers and fees. How much equity do you have in your house? That might cover your bail.ScottDLS wrote:On a more serious note (from my last post). It seems Texas law allows for deadly force in protection of property, or against criminal mischief at night. I wonder if this is because deadly force doesn't HAVE to kill someone, only have the potential/possibility to.
I'd hate to explain to a jury how I was in immediate danger of death or serious bodily injury while sitting in my car watching somebody step out of my garage.
Once again, we have the situation of "holding him with your gun until the police arrive." So you think you'll pull your gun and he'll suddenly obey your every command? If he ignores you and walks off, you'll just blow his head off? Yeah.
I think this whole line of reasoning is faulty. People sometimes ask "can I shoot if..." "can I shoot if..." "can I shoot if..." when the right mindset should be more like, "am I in clear, immediate danger of death or seriously injury, such that the ONLY WAY I can prevent it is to shoot?"