The use of stand your ground laws in Florida have been controversial for some time. Here we will go over the basics around this law.
What is Stand Your Ground?
The enactment of Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law in 2005 did not create a new type of affirmative defense with regard to the use of deadly force. The principle that a person may use deadly force in self-defense if he or she reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm has been the law in Florida for well over a century. …[socialWarfare]