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Sun Oct 1, 2017, 07:39 AM

Criminal immunity under 'Stand Your Ground' doesn't guarantee civil immunity

The (Florida) high court’s decision to clarify the controversial law was unanimous.

Just because a criminal defendant might be granted immunity under the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law, that doesn’t mean they’ll be automatically protected from potential civil repercussions, the Florida Supreme Court said in a ruling released Thursday.

The seven justices unanimously found that separate determinations are needed in criminal versus civil court when it comes to a defendant’s claim that they acted lawfully in self-defense when fearing for their life or property.

The ruling was prompted by a use-of-force case in Tampa involving a violent confrontation between two men at a local bar.

http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2017/09/28/supreme-court-criminal-immunity-under-stand-your-ground-doesnt-guarantee-civil-immunity/

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billh58 Oct 2017 #1

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Sun Oct 1, 2017, 12:52 PM

1. A small step toward

sanity and reason.

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