Legal Question in Criminal Law in Texas

In the state of Texas can a male hit a women if she was trespassing his office?

Asked on 10/21/12, 1:12 am

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Cynthia Henley Cynthia Henley, Lawyer

"Hit" is not the manner in which to handle such a situation. If any person - male or female - trespasses on your property (which means property to which you have a greater right than that person), then you can take measures to remove the person IF they do not leave upon request. However, you can never use deadly conduct (gun, etc.) to get a person to leave your office IF you do not have deadly force used against you.

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Answered on 10/23/12, 1:06 pm


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