Florida Changes Burden of Proof on Self-Defense Immunity

I see from Miguel Gonzalez’ excellent blog, Gun Free Zone, that Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed into law the legislation recently passed changing the burden of persuasion on self-defense immunity. In effect, instead of the claimant (defender) having to now prove self-defense by a preponderance of the evidence (typically at a pre-trial hearing) in order to secure criminal and civil immunity for his use of defensive force, now once the claimant has made a …

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