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Would George Zimmerman Have Been Convicted in Ohio?

By Yavitch & Palmer Co., L.P.A. |

George Zimmerman’s criminal prosecution in Ohio might have proceeded very differently than prosecution on the same charges in Florida. The two states have very different burdens of proof regarding self-defense. Had Zimmerman been tried for killing of Trayvon Martin in Ohio, these different standards regarding a self-defense claim might have produced a different result…. Read More »

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No Standing Your Ground Outside Your Home—the Castle Doctrine

By Yavitch & Palmer Co., L.P.A. |

The Trevon Martin shooting case made Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law a topic of national interest. “Stand Your Ground” provides that a person threatened with death or great bodily harm need not retreat from an assailant before resorting to deadly force to defend himself — as long as the defender is in a place… Read More »

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