Thursday, February 9, 2017

Florida Stand Your Ground Law

SB 0128
Self-defense Immunity
Sen Bob Bradley
Last Action: 2/9/2017 S Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 8 NAYS 2
Location: Acted on by committee/council, pending report (RC)

If passed, the proposal would give defendants more protection from prosecution in “Stand Your Ground” cases by requiring prosecutors to prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” whether a defendant is entitled to immunity at a pretrial hearing in order to disprove a claim of self-defense immunity.

The legislation would flip the responsibility onto the prosecutor to prove why a defendant shouldn’t be allowed to use the Stand Your Ground defense in court.

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