Domestic Assault Attorney in Corsicana, Texas

What defenses can I raise in a domestic assault case?

Corsicana, TX criminal defense attorney Steve Keathley talks about the defenses once can raise in a domestic assault case.

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you know it one thing you have to do
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from I’m a practitioner of this aspect
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is is is to get beyond the stereotype
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that that you know the traditional
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victim or the traditional perpetrator is
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something that always remains to be so
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in small-town Texas its it you know
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there’s still a stigma that that you
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fight of saying that you know that a man
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may be abused by a woman there or there
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may be some other circumstances that can
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that can rationally explain what is
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actually going on so you so you need to
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think about potentially self-defense as
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to whether a person a man or a woman or
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we’re defending themselves against
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another person’s unwanted or
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unreasonable intrusion of violent
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behavior and those cases that the self
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defense can be utilized very effectively
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as opposed to just saying okay we have
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one person that’s been hit in the face
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or one person that’s been some pain has
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been caused to them and so there’s no
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other aspects of these circumstances of
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all involving these two quite a quite
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often you see family family cases where
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you have circumstances involving
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confrontations amongst family members
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that can can blossom or be blown into
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actual violence or our accusations of
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violence and those need to be handled
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with I say a certain extra quality of
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care because not only you’re dealing
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with the person’s liberty but you’re
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also in many times not all the time but
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trying to preserve potential
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relationships if a couple wants to
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maintain a family relationship get back
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together maintain semblance of peace for
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you know for family sake for kids or
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have her so those needs to be treated
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with with caution and care with a little
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bit of empathy to both sides

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