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Tag Archives: Stand Your Ground

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Stand Your Ground Under Fire after Fatal Parking Lot Shooting

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

We’ve spoken a lot about stand-your-ground defenses on our blog and how the State of Florida employs stand your ground. A recent court ruling shifted the burden of proof to the prosecution in these cases. For many, this heralds a troubling era in which Floridians will be shooting one another over petty squabbles. After… Read More »

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Domestic Violence and Stand Your Ground: A New Look at a Controversial Law

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

“Stand your ground” is in the news again as the courts have enacted changes to the controversial law that shifts the burden of proof from the defense to the prosecution. In other words, if the defense asserts that their client was “standing their ground”, the prosecution must prove that this is merely a pretense…. Read More »

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Defense Attorney Argues Self-Defense in Prison Stabbing

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Self-defense is very commonly argued in instances where one prisoner kills another prisoner. Hardly ever is it successful. It’s less likely to be successful when there is video footage of one prisoner chasing down the other prisoner for the purpose of stabbing him to death. Such was the case of 27-year-old Robert Hunt. His… Read More »

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Prosecutors Seek to Charge Former Police Officer in Fatal Shooting

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Florida, which is famous for the “stand your ground” case involving George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin, made headlines again when a former police officer shot and killed Corey Jones. The “stand your ground” defense itself has come under fire ever since the Zimmerman case came under public scrutiny. Now another stand your ground case… Read More »

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