Stand Your Ground
The “Stand Your Ground” law is a self-defense law that gives individuals the right to use deadly force to defend themselves without the requirement to retreat from a dangerous situation. It is a law in the following states:
Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah
Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law has come under increasing public scrutiny. While the debate over the use of deadly force and immunity is understandable, the quality of information available to the public is negligible. Any discussion of “Stand Your Ground” law oversimplifies the subject or fails to include critical analysis of the process for asserting prosecutorial immunity under Florida law.