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Stand your Ground Law

Posted by John P. Rutkowski | May 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

Criminal law -- Immunity -- Stand Your Ground. Trial court erred in denying request for hearing on defendant's claim for immunity under Stand Your Ground law on basis that Florida Supreme Court has accepted jurisdiction of district court of appeal decision. Decision of district court of appeal is binding on trial courts within districts until it is overruled or otherwise affected by decision of Florida Supreme Court. Defendant has absolute right to pretrial evidentiary hearing to determine whether he is entitled to immunity.

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John P. Rutkowski

Mr. Rutkowski has been practicing law for the past twenty-five years. Prior to going to law school Mr. Rutkowski served as a deputy sheriff before retiring to attend law school. Upon graduating law school Mr. Rutkowski served as a prosecutor in Florida before going in to private practice and representing clients in three states.


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