The Stand Your Ground law in Florida operates to provide immunity from prosecution for a person that’s accused of a violent crime in circumstances that would support the claim of self-defense. If you’re in a legal place where you have a lawful right to be, and you’re not in the conduct of any sort of illegal activity, then you have the right to meet force with force, to basically stand your ground and not have any duty to retreat. If it can be shown that you were in a lawful place with a legal right to be there and not in the conduct of any illegal activity, and that the force that you used was reasonably proportionate to the force that was being used against you, then that law provides for an immunity from prosecution. At that point, the case against you would either have to be dismissed or never be brought in the first place.
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