New Video FAQ: Can I claim self defense?

When you are attacked or threatened, you are allowed to take certain actions to defend yourself. Self-defense laws enable individuals who are facing imminent danger or have been attacked to respond in a way that can reduce or eliminate the threat.

In a new Video FAQ, Nashville criminal defense lawyer Brent Horst outlines when self defense can and cannot be used.

Essentially, if you are attacked, the law will recognize that you are defending yourself if you respond with violence. However, if you use deadly force, you must be in life-threatening danger.

You can learn more about these distinctions by watching the video.

If you are facing criminal charges in Nashville, the experienced representation of Brent Horst can be valuable to your defense. Call Horst Law at to learn more about how we can help you fight the accusations against you.