Self Defense Immunity  (Page 1)

Florida Effort to Change Burden on Self-Defense Immunity Fails

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 5:50pm 11/17/2015 at 5:50pm

A couple of months ago we posted here about the effort of Florida legislator Dennis Braxley to change Florida’s self-defense immunity law: Major Change Proposed for Florida Self-defense Immunity Law.  

Under the proposed change a person claiming self-defense immunity for their use of force against another could be denied that immunity...

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Florida Sup Ct to Decide Key Self-Defense Immunity Case

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 1:00pm 12/2/2014 at 1:00pm

The Orlando Sentinel reported recently on an interesting self-defense law matter currently being taken up by the Florida Supreme Court.

As seems inevitable, they have of course incorrectly categorized the case as centering on the state’s “Stand-Your-Ground” law.

In fact, the case centers on Florida’s self-defense immunity statute, and not on Stand Your Ground....

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Marissa Alexander Wants “Do-Over” On Her Stand-Your-Ground Hearing

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 7:30pm 4/2/2014 at 7:30pm

Marissa Alexander appeared in court today as part of a pre-trial hearing in preparation for her re-trial on three counts of aggravated assault. The re-trial is scheduled to begin July 28, with jury selection to begin a week prior.

Prior to that, however, it appears that there will be a May 16...

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FL Appellate Court Grants Self Defense Immunity To Black Defender

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 9:00am 1/4/2014 at 9:00am

The evening of February 27, 2008, in the Miami area, Gabriel Mobley and a friend were viciously attacked by two men. Using his licensed concealed carry pistol, Mr. Mobley successfully fought off the attack, killing both of the aggressors. He was charged with two counts of second degree murder – murder...

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Self-Defense Immunity Laws: Which States Protect You Best?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 19, 2013 at 6:31pm 7/19/2013 at 6:31pm

Now that the Zimmerman criminal trial has concluded, much attention has focused on the prospects for Zimmerman seeking protection under Florida’s self-defense immunity statute from any possible civil action against him.

Florida’s statute 776.032, is among the broader self-defense immunity statutes, in that it possesses all four qualities...

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Florida’s Self-Defense Immunity Law: How it really works

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 12:00pm 7/18/2013 at 12:00pm

In 2005 the Florida legislator enacted statute 776.032. “Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for justifiable use of force.” This immunity statute is often erroneously referred to as Florida’s Stand-Your-Ground (SYG) law, even by lawyers, judges, and law professors who ought to know better (MSM journalists I forgive for such...

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