Self Defense

Self Defense Attorney in Woodstock, Georgia

Jay G. Wall Law

– Self Defense
Everyone wants to feel safe, and when a person feels threatened by another, they may use self-defense actions. In certain situations, the use of force, even deadly force, against another is warranted. However, after using nondeadly force, threats or deadly force against another person, law enforcement could question your actions.

To ensure your rights are protected, enlist help from the Law Office of Jay G. Wall.


Assertive Self-Defense Representation

Using my experience as a former prosecutor and criminal defense attorney, I have favorably resolved numerous cases related to firearms and self-defense. I also augment my criminal defense practice by lecturing on Georgia laws pertaining to the use of firearms and self-defense for U.S. LawShield.

Need Help in Court? Call today (678) 362-3176 to schedule your consultation.

Criteria For Self-Defense Actions

Under Georgia law, you have the right to use nondeadly force and threats of force in response to someone else’s unlawful threats or forceful actions, including domestic violence.

But, to use deadly force to protect yourself or others, you must be in reasonable apprehension of receiving serious imminent bodily harm or death. You have no duty to retreat before using force when:

You are defending yourself or others
You are defending your home
You are defending property other than your home

Contact Jay G. Wall Law to Start Your Defense


While juries tend to respect a defendant who argues justified self-defense, it is difficult to successfully present a self-defense case in court. The jury will review the evidence and circumstances of your actions to determine if your actions were necessary. Avoid inadvertently harming your own case by working with a skilled lawyer who understands your side of the story from the start.

We can discuss the facts of your case during a consultation. Contact my law firm online or call my office in Woodstock today at (678) 362-3176

Practice Areas


If you are arrested for DUI, you need a skilled lawyer to protect your rights and driving privileges.

Drug Charges

If law enforcement discovers drugs on your person or property, an arrest typically follows. As an experienced drug charges attorney, I can help.

Traffic Violations

A traffic violation can end up costing you far more than a one-time fine or court fees. I can help you protect your ability to drive, your driving record and your insurance rates.

Domestic Violence

If you are accused of domestic violence, you need skilled legal representation to protect your rights and defend you against the charge.

Juvenile Offense

Don’t let a one-time mistake permanently tarnish your child’s future. I will fight to keep the case in juvenile court and the charge off your child’s permanent record.

Self Defense

Using my experience as a former prosecutor and criminal defense attorney, I have favorably resolved numerous cases related to firearms and self-defense.


If you or someone you know has been arrested and charged with theft by taking or shoplifting, we will vigorously defend your legal rights and refute the accusations against you.

Weapons Charges

Weapons charges are a serious matter. As a result, penalties are harsh. We will determine the best possible defense for individuals facing weapons charges.

Probation Violation

If you have been arrested and charged with probation violation, we will review the surrounding details of your case and outline an effective defense strategy to help fight your charges.

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