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Florida Likely to Become First State to Shift Stand Your Ground Immunity to Prosecutors

stand your ground florida.jpgOn March 15, 2017, the Florida Senate passed a Stand Your Ground bill (SB 128) that will effectively make it easier for defendants to be protected under the law. The bill then made its way to the House on April 4, 2017, where they amended the law so that a case must be proven with "clear and convincing evidence," rather than "beyond a reasonable doubt." This change not only lowers the burden of proof but also shifts the responsibility of proving the case from the defendant to the prosecutor. 

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