A task force commissioned by Governor Rick Scott has recommended no changes to the controversial “Stand Your Ground” law. The investigation began after the controversy surrounding the Trayvon Martin investigation went national.
The task force recommended no changes because they felt that every person deserved the right to defend themselves, so long as they are somewhere they are allowed to be and they are behaving lawfully.
The task force did clear up confusion for law enforcement regarding whether or not they may detain the person using the deadly force to defend themselves. They agreed that law enforcement may detain individuals in situations where the prosecutor feels the circumstances are suspect.
Furthermore, the task force recommended that the state legislature further define the role of neighborhood watch participants, a clear reference to the Trayvon Martin investigation. They felt that neighborhood watch are there to observe and not provoke.
Tampa Criminal Defense attorney Ben Stechschulte knows that every case is unique and every situation requires a different strategy. Using “Stand Your Ground” may be just the defense your case needs. For a free consultation regarding your case, contact Tampa criminal defense attorney Ben Stechschulte at 813 280 1244 or firstname.lastname@example.org.