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

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Hey folks, A running question during the long run-up to and trial of George Zimmerman was the issue of Florida's self-defense immunity statute (often confused with, but completely separate from, the state's Stand-Your-Ground statute). Mark O'Mara elected to not pursue this legal option either at pre-trial or the trial proper, but in fact Florida's self-defense immunity is favorably broad, including protecting against both criminal and civil liability, and the recovery legal expenses and even lost income in the case of a successful civil defense.

I did a lengthy analysis of Florida's self-defense immunity statute, and the evolution of how its applied proceduarlly, over at Legal Insurrection--take a look here:

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

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