Texas's Castle Doctrine

The use of deadly force is legal in Texas if the persons home is forcibly broken into, to prevent kidnapping, or to prevent burglary, or arson. There is no duty to retreat from anyplace that the person has the right to be.


PC 9.32

What is Castle Doctrine?

Castle Laws are laws that address the use of force when defending one's self inside their home, or on their property. Some states expand this to vehicles, and the person's place of work. Castle Laws generally include: the places where this law applies, the requirements fro use of deadly force, if there is a duty to retreat, the amount of force that maybe used in defending one's self or others. These vary widely from state to state.

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