On September 28, 2017, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that an individual who had successfully avoided criminal prosecution under the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law cannot presume immunity in civil actions stemming from the same incident.
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On May 4, 2017, the Florida Senate passed, by a vote of 24 to 13, a new version of Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, Senate Bill 128.
The Florida state legislature is getting ready to officially change the "Stand Your Ground" law – affecting which evidence is presented in court.