Wednesday, August 19, 2009

"Deadly force OK in Florida against retreating attackers"

In Hair v. Florida (1D09-2501), the First District issued its full opinion after previoulsy entering an order granting prohibition and directing the trial cour to release the defendant. An article in the SunSentinel which can be found here begins "says Florida's 'stand-your-ground' law allows the use of deadly force for self-protection even if an attacker or intruder is in retreat." The article continues that "The unanimous opinion may conflict with a 2nd District Court of Appeal decision in 2007. It denied "stand-your-ground" immunity to a Valrico resident because he shot a man who had retreated from his garage after an argument.


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