Thread: Castle Doctrine
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Old April 25, 2005, 06:43 AM   #19
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Under Tex. Penal Code Ann. ยง 1.07(42), a reasonable belief is a belief that would be held by an ordinary and prudent person in the same circumstances as the actor.
This is fairly subjective. You give the question to the jury and let them decide what is reasonable under the circumstances. Like Churchill said about democracy, this is the worst way to decide things, except for all the others.
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