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

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Hey folks, 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 of an optimal statute of this type.

Fully 29 states provide some degree of limitation of liability for the individual who has genuinely acted in self-defense, but there is considerable variety in terms of the scope and manner of protection provided.

To read all about it in my detailed post on Legal Insurrection, including the self-defense immunity states listed by state, click below:

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

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