In Kentucky, I asked him to leave several times he started threatening to kill me . I said I was calling the police. He started running at me with a big stick. I reached in the house grabbed a shotgun fired twice. He dropped the stick and ran got in his truck and left. I have private property and no trespassing signs up my wife and 6year old was in the house. He was a hundred feet or more from his truck. Now he has a warrant for wanton endangerment on me will this stick in court. I did fear for my family but I didn't want to kill someone. I'm turning myself in tomorrow
It was more of a club than a stick.
What you described may fall under a defensible act by a reasonable person, however, one thing is certain, he has a Warrant for you for wanton endangerment , not vice versa. As you may know, the State of Kentucky takes its judicial system seriously. The very first thing you need to do is retain a good local criminal defense attorney to prepare your case and present all viable corroborating evidence with witnesses to assert any Affirmative Defenses you may have in court.
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Wanton Endangerment I is a felony in KY, 1-5 years, max. fine up to $10,000.00, plus court costs of approx. $135.00. From what you post, you have the right to defend yourself and defend your family. Get a lawyer!
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Hire a criminal defense attorney. It sounds like you have a valid defense but you need to have competent counsel. I recommend an experienced attorney who regularly practices in your county. There is probably more to the story that would be better stated in attorney-client confidence.
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