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Can they press charges if I was defending myself in a fight?

I was out at with friends last night and was outside smoking when this drunk guy came out of the club and started acting wild and mostly annoying us. I told him to take off and then he got in my face and threatening to fight me. He took a swing at me but it was slow since he was drunk, I stopped his punch then cold clocked the dude. He fell to the ground and was out for a minute or two then someone put him in a cab. Anyway now I'm worried that he'll find it was me who hit him and press charges. Do I need to get a lawyer?


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    Robert W. Eutsler | Eutsler Law Firm
    9219 Katy Freeway, Ste 220
    Houston, TX 77024
    (713) 464-6461
    Not yet. Self-defense. Probably no case will be filed. If there were any witnesses, you should get their contact info.
    Answer Applies to: Texas - Replied: 3/15/2013
    Mark Thiessen | Mark Thiessen, Attorney at Law
    1017 Heights Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77008
    (713) 428-2322
    Sure they can press charges, but your attorney can argue self defense or defense of others. Or even mutual combat. Hire a good trial attorney and fight it with everything you got.
    Answer Applies to: Texas - Replied: 3/15/2013
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