Can You Shoot Someone For Trespassing in Texas? It's midnight, and you awaken to strange sounds somewhere outside the front of your home. You get out of bed, grab your firearm, run to your front window and look outside. That's when you see a masked man in your yard, peeking into your car, and looking around for security cameras. What can you legally do to stop him? Do you have to let him steal your property?
Imagine you're walking to your car after a late night movie, when a masked man with a knife jumps in front of you and demands money. As he creeps closer, you have to decide, hand over your wallet, draw your concealed pistol and protect yourself, or run away. Here are three critical stand your ground rules in Texas.