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Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law Could Be Strengthened

The ‘Stand Your Ground Law’ is a very controversial law that has come into the spotlight in recent years. In many states, the law allows people to stand their ground and use deadly force as a means of self protection. The Stand Your Ground Law In Florida Florida was the first state in America to pass a stand-your-ground law 12 years ago and since, 34 other states have followed in their tracks. Currently, the stand-your-ground law in Florida states that residents are allowed to use force as a method of self-defense if they feel as though their lives are in danger. Defendants can opt for immunity under the current law as long as there is evidence present. The state of Florida has just passed measures that would bolster the law, taking… […]

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What is Stand Your Ground Law?

What is Stand Your Ground Law?

In basic terms, Stand Your Ground Law allows anyone immunity from prosecution if he or she used force in self-defense of person or property. After claiming immunity under Florida Stand Your Ground Law, a Motion to Dismiss should be filed by the defendant’s criminal defense lawyer. A Motion to Dismiss requests an evidentiary hearing that provides evidence to a judge showing whether or not the defendant should be immune from prosecution. Florida Stand Your Ground Law Florida Statute 776.032 states: “A person who uses force is justified in using such force and is immune from criminal prosecution and civil action for the use of such force, unless the person against whom force was used is a law enforcement officer who was acting in the performance of his or her official… […]

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How Does Claiming Self Defense Work?

How Does Claiming Self Defense Work?

A man claimed self-defense after stabbing another man with a pair of scissors during a haircut on Tuesday. Claiming self-defense can work only in cases where you can prove that there was an immediate threat to your person in that situation. According to an article in WPTV News, a man was getting a haircut at an apartment in Stamford, Conn., when he grabbed scissors and slashed another man in the back. The man, David Davis, 21 was arrested soon afterward. Officers with a police dog found him in a nearby apartment. The mug shot clearly shows he had not finished his haircut before fleeing the scene. According to the article, authorities say the victim approached Davis in what Davis called “an aggressive manner.” Davis told investigators he picked up the… […]

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