Does texas have make my day laws?

Asked 10 months ago - Gainesville, TX

I need to know if texas has make my day laws and what exactly that consists of. I have has my life threatened on 3 different occasions and called the cops. They don't do anything or even file a report. I even have witnesses. The same person has told my 2 oldest daughters that she will murder me. I have posted no tresspassing signs all over my property and told her repeatedly that she is to stay off my property. She continues to come w my ex husband every week. She is on drugs and I fear for my life and the lives of my family. Again, the cops won't make her leave or even file a report. I need to know my legal rights. Do I have the right to protect me and my family?

Attorney answers (2)

  1. Stephen Andrew Hamer

    Contributor Level 17

    Answered . You have the right to protect yourself and family ofcourse, but verbal threats alone are not enough to use force. I suggest finding local attorney who is experienced with laws regarding self-defense, defense of others, defense of property.
    If cops don't do anything, go to the DAs office. The Cooke county DAs office in Gainesville can be pretty accessible and reasonable.

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  2. Leslie Starr Barrows


    Contributor Level 14

    Answered . You have right to protect yourself and your family.

    Good Luck! Leslie Barrows, The Barrows Firm, P.C. looks forward to protecting your rights! We have offices in... more

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