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

Legal Insurrection, by Andrew Branca

Original Article

Posted By:earlybird, 7/19/2013 11:35:00 AM

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.(Snip)In fact, SYG is a different statute entirely, 776.013(3). Although many states have adopted some form of self-defense immunity law, Florida’s is remarkably broad in many respects. It provides not only immunity from both civil liability and criminal prosecution, but even from arrest in instances that lack probable cause

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Read especially how this could affect any Martin family attempt to sue Zimmerman for civil damages, Lawyer Crump´s specialty. It would likely cost them a bundle.

You´ll love his comment about MSM journalists, snipped so that more content could appear in intro.

Branca is an attorney, an expert on self-defense who literally wrote the book on the subject - The Law of Self Defense.

A worthwhile read - many of us are still confused about Florida´s immunity law and Stand Your Ground. Branca is an excellent tutor.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 7/19/2013 12:50:13 PM     (No. 9432142)

Agree with OP. I followed Branca´s commentary throughout the trial and learned a lot. I purchased his book and it is excellent.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jimjr, 7/19/2013 1:38:24 PM     (No. 9432199)

Following the Florida Supreme Court ruling as detailed in the article, it would seem to me that being acquitted is an absolute and unquestionable justification for civil immunity under the statute.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dvc, 7/19/2013 1:53:02 PM     (No. 9432221)

Great writeup, and clear that the Dennis court case was at odds with the intent of the legislature. Reassuring to see that the State Supreme Court corrected the problem in a way that actually followed the intent of the law.

An interesting bit if info on this topic. Blacks make up just under 17% of Florida´s population, but 32% of the SUCCESSFUL applications of the "Stand Your Ground" law were made by blacks. So, the actual affect of this law is to let the most common victims of black violence, other blacks, avoid unfair legal problems if they have to defend themselves. As usual, the facts are very FAR from the racist lies that the race scammers like Jackson and Sharpton are trying to sell. SYG helps blacks to defend themselves, proportionally MORE OFTEN than whites.

Since blacks are most often the victims of black violence, this makes perfect sense.

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