Florida Self Defense Case Headed for Supreme Court

In a press release from the Law Offices of Ralph Behr on June 16, 2008 South Florida criminal defense attorney Ralph Behr announced his office will argue what may be the first criminal case in Florida which demands immunity from prosecution for lawful acts of self defense.

The criminal case currently is in the criminal trials courts of Fort Lauderdale, Broward County.

The defendant is charged with Attempted Murder, the case facts also allege the crimes of kidnapping, aggravated battery, aggravated assault and two counts of armed home invasion, as well as pendindg drug trafficking charges from cocaine and cannabis found at the crime scene.

The defense will demand the court grant immunity from prosecution based on Florida’s newly passed self defense statute F.S. 776.032. The case currently is in the Broward circuit courts in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.