To display a statute as it exists on a particular date:*
  • 1.  Select a date using the Calendar selector on the left.
  • 2.  Select a Code, an Article/Chapter, and an Art./Sec. for the selected Code.
  • 3.  To start over, click the Reset button.
  •  

* Statutes are available from 2004 through the 87th 3rd Called Legislative Session, 2021. Please note that some statutes will not become effective until a future date.

<       >
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Selected Date: 4/24/2021
Code:
Article/Chapter:
Art./Sec.:

Penal Code 9.33 on 4/24/2021

	
					

Sec. 9.33.  DEFENSE OF THIRD PERSON. A person is justified in using force or deadly force against another to protect a third person if:

(1)  under the circumstances as the actor reasonably believes them to be, the actor would be justified under Section 9.31 or 9.32 in using force or deadly force to protect himself against the unlawful force or unlawful deadly force he reasonably believes to be threatening the third person he seeks to protect; and

(2)  the actor reasonably believes that his intervention is immediately necessary to protect the third person.

Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 883, ch. 399, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, Sec. 1.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.

The statutes available on this website are current through the 87th 3rd Called Legislative Session, 2021. The Texas Constitution maintained on this website is the official text of the constitution. In addition, the constitutional provisions found on this website comply with the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA) and are current through the amendments approved by voters in May 2022. For more information about UELMA, please see the council's implementation report.