I was at home , crying because I couldn't find my work shoes . This is when a family member came over calling me retarted , slow , stupid and attempted to fight me because of this . I suffer from PTSD, SEVERE DEPRESSION, AND BIPOLAR DISORDER . I only just turned 17 at the time and she was 25 she tried to hit me first my mom askes her to leave multiple times and she refused she attempted again to hit me but I moved and picked up a stick and hit her with it , I was truly scared but I was still charged with agg assault w a deadly weapon. Im now 20 and still going to court I want to know is this self defense ?
“If and to the degree necessary to respond to another's use of u lawful force.” It is a complex totality of the circumstances analysis, and unfortunately, no one here can answer your question fully without seeing all the evidence in your case.
Thats essentially self defense in Texas. This is a jury fact question. Considering how long this case has been pending, If there is an offer, it is likely your final offer unless you go to trial. Only YOUR attorney can advise you in light all of the evidence. If you don’t trust your current attorney to take your case to a jury, you need to hire someone that does. This is not a situation you can encapsulate on a free forum and expect a legitimate answer. Also, if you do hire someone new to represent you, do not expect that will mean you suddenly get a dismissal or new offer. Good luck.
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