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    Tag Archive Stand Your Ground Law

    Month: August 2018

    Florida’s Stand Your Ground...

    It’s natural to defend yourself when you are in danger. But how you defend yourself can have legal consequences. Understanding when the law permits you to use force, and what kind of force it permits you to use, can prove critically important in making the right decision under stressful conditions. Here is an overview of Florida’s Stand Your Gr [...]

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    Can Police Claim Protection...

    The initial purpose of Florida’s “Stand Your Ground Law” was to ensure that ordinary citizens have the right to defend themselves without fear of an arrest or trial. Lately, however, Florida police officers have tried to avail themselves of the law. Proponents say that the law applies to “any person”—and that police officers obviously [...]

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    Florida’s Stand Your Ground...

    The killing of Trayvon Martin shined a spotlight on Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. This poorly understood 2005 law seems here to stay. If you’ve defended yourself using force, then you’ll need to know how the law can possibly protect you from prosecution. The Old Self-Defense Law United States common law is the set of rules that early [...]

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