Florida's Stand Your Ground law just handed more power to homeowners
By Maggie Crane, WINK News
Story Created: Aug 19, 2009 at 9:55 PM EDT
Story Updated: Aug 19, 2009 at 10:23 PM EDT
Florida's Stand Your Ground law just handed a lot more power to homeowners.
The law allows you to use deadly force for self-protection. Now, a new court ruling says you can shoot -- even if the attacker is retreating.
This all comes after a Tallahassee man, who had been charged with first-degree murder for standing his ground, was released from jail last month. Wednesday's ruling confirms the reason for his release.