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Recent Posts in self-defense Category

  • Can You Use Force When Defending Someone Else?

    Under Florida law, in some circumstances, if you use force against another person when they are harming or threatening to injure another individual, your actions may be justified. As with the self-defense doctrine, coming to the aid of someone else could be used as an argument in your case if it goes to trial. The type of force you are allowed to use depends on the specifics of the situation. Use ...
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  • Can You Be Arrested for Shooting a Burglar?

    The Second Amendment guarantees Americans the right to bear arms, but it doesn’t say when we can use them. Since basically 1789 when the Amendment was passed by Congress, a person’s right to use a firearm in self-defense has been hotly debated. Today there is still no clear answer, despite gun laws and safety being a hot topic in the news and the public. Safety at home is the biggest concern for ...
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  • Is it Illegal to Attack a Robber?

    If you are the victim of a robber, can you legally fight back by attacking the robber? In most states, you can defend yourself and use deadly force, such as a firearm, if a person enters your house with the intent to commit a burglary , robbery , sexual attack or assault . Florida law, however, presumes that a person entering your home without your knowledge or consent is doing so to commit a ...
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