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The Castle Doctrine in Florida

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

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The Castle Doctrine involves the use of justifiable deadly force on another. Florida defines the use of deadly force as an action that would likely cause the death of or great bodily harm to another person. Governor Jeb Bush signed the Castle Doctrine into law on October 1, 2005. Florida was the first state to […]

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The Castle Doctrine

Friday, June 24, 2011

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You’re sitting in the basement late at night, watching a horror flick when you hear a noise. At first, you brush it off as a figment of your imagination…or maybe the cat. But when you hear the patio door slide, or the sound of shattering glass, you know it’s no spectral intruder. Your children are […]

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A Brief Legal Dictionary

Sunday, March 30, 2014

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Legal terms are often confusing. Our blog seemed like a good place to help define some of the legal terms you hear often, but that you might not be very clear on. Some of these might not be strictly legal terms, but are included because you could hear them in a legal setting. Keep in […]

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Gun Safety in Florida

Thursday, December 13, 2012

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Florida and its gun laws are frequently in the news. If it is not the Stand Your Ground law, then it is the castle doctrine, or even the concealed weapons legislation. However, sometimes those issues overshadow the concerns citizens have about more basic aspects of gun ownership. Many people just have concerns about how to […]

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Florida’s Gun Laws

Monday, December 3, 2012

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Guns in Florida have really made the headlines in the last year. Sarasota attorney Christopher D. Smith with SmithLaw presents a roundup of the issues surrounding Florida and guns. Stand Your Ground The Stand Your Ground Law got the most attention this year, with the Trayvon Martin shooting in February. The alleged shooter, George Zimmerman, […]

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Florida’s Gun Laws

Sunday, May 20, 2012

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The recent scrutiny of Florida’s Stand Your Ground laws and the Castle Doctrine caused Florida‘s gun laws to make national headlines.      Many were shocked to learn the ins and outs of Florida’s gun laws. Florida has recently been called a “liberal” gun state or too lax in its standards for gun ownership. There is […]

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Stand Your Ground

Friday, September 30, 2011

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The Stand Your Ground law is part of the Castle Doctrine, signed into law by Governor Jeb Bush on October 1, 2005. The Florida State Statutes address it in section 776.013. Florida has the distinction of being the first state to sign the doctrine into law. The Castle Doctrine generally establishes: that your home and […]

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