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Q:     What exactly is the stand your ground law and will that stand up in court?  Something happened at our residence and I had to defend myself because I didn’t know what she was… Scroll down to read more!

Q:     What exactly is the stand your ground law and will that stand up in court?  Something happened at our residence and I had to defend myself because I didn’t know what she was going to do. She was belligerently drunk and rushing at me with her fist clenched, so I hit her one time and walked away back into my household. The incident happened in front of my door. I really need to talk to a lawyer about everything included, it is a huge case that we are trying to get corrected.

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Answered Sounds like you have a self-defense / castle doctrine / stand your ground claim. You have essentially defined it in your question. Especially in your home (the castle doctrine) but anywhere (stand your ground), if you reasonably (objectively) believe (for real in your mind’s eye) that you must use force to protect yourself from harm. There are some limitations but that’s essentially it in a nutshell.

If you were arrested then you do need to speak with an experienced Tavares area criminal defense lawyer and let a skilled professional determine whether or not s/he can piece together a legally sound presentation which comports with your proffer. If so then you may very well be immune from prosecution; if not then at least you will have built a solid defense to more fully develop, fortify and ultimately present to a jury.

I hope that this has been helpful and wish you good luck.

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