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Is it legal for you to shoot a repossession agent while he is repossessing your vehicle in Texas?

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2015-07-16 18:02:49
2015-07-16 18:02:49

Is it legal for you to shoot the Seven Eleven clerk because they are doing their job. While I know Texas is a little bit different when it comes to protecting your property, as long as the Agent is acting in the scope of the law, then NO you can't shoot them.Just remember if you breach peace first, he may just breach it back. If that was me, you better kill me with the first shot, or I WILL shoot you back.

it is illeagle to shoot anyone anywhere unless you life is in imediate danger. Different states have different measuring sticks but someone stealing your car is not justification. If you saw someone taking your car and turn around and get a gun and shoot that person youd better kill them because this is America they can sue you.

Yes it is legal to shoot the repossessor. See Texas Penal Code 9.42."Sec. 9.42. DEADLY FORCE TO PROTECT PROPERTY. A person is justified in using deadly force against another to protect land or tangible, movable property:

(1) if he would be justified in using force against the other under Section 9.41; and

(2) when and to the degree he reasonably believes the deadly force is immediately necessary:

(A) to prevent the other's imminent commission of arson, burglary, robbery, aggravated robbery, theft during the nighttime, or criminal mischief during the nighttime; or

(B) to prevent the other who is fleeing immediately after committing burglary, robbery, aggravated robbery, or theft during the nighttime from escaping with the property; and

(3) he reasonably believes that:

(A) the land or property cannot be protected or recovered by any other means; or

(B) the use of force other than deadly force to protect or recover the land or property would expose the actor or another to a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury."

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