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Defending Your Home and Family - But Officer, it was Self-Defense!

There has been no bigger legal issue placed under the microscope in the previous months than Florida's new "stand your ground" law. Unless you live under a rock, you've probably heard the name Trayvon Martin. He was killed by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman, after the two encountered each other on the street one evening. According to Florida's new law, a person is justified in using force against another when the person reasonably believes that such force is necessary to defend himself against another person's imminent use of unlawful force. However, if a person reasonably believes that deadly force is necessary to prevent death or great bodily harm, he or she may use deadly force for protection from that harm or to prevent the imminent commission of a forcible felony.

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