Stand your Ground Law
The Stand Your Ground Law is a type of self-defense law that gives individuals the right to use deadly force to defend themselves without any requirement to evade or retreat from a dangerous situation. It is the law in certain jurisdiction within the United Sates. This may lie within either statutory law or common law. Under these laws a person can justify using deadly force in certain situations and the stand your ground law would determine your defense to criminal charges or civil suit. In the state of Florida, the law was adapted but never enforced until it was misused.
The “Stand Your Ground : law has been the subject of national attention in the Trayvon Martin case may be extreme, and may not agree that it should ever justify the killing of an innocent teenager, but it is the law that it will be considered in the Zimmerman case. The law in question was designed to provide an express right for the homeowner to use deadly force against an intruder Section 776.013 of the Florida Statute is entitled. “Home protection, use of deadly force, presumption of fear of death or great bodily harm”
The initial provisions of the statute state:
(1) A person presumed to have held reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily harm of himself or herself or another when using defensive force that is intended or likely to cause death or great bodily harm to another if:
(a) The person whom the defensive force was used was in the process if unlawfully and forcefully entering or had unlawfully and forcibly entered, a dwelling, residence , or occupied vehicle or if that person had removed or was attempting to remove another against that person’s will form the dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle.
Based on this interpretation by the author it could be argued that Mr. Zimmerman had no grounds to enforce the stand your ground law. Based on the communication or publications we have see was that Martin has gone to the store to...