Florida Lawyer Speaks Out About Zimmerman Self-Defense with a Gun in Florida

Like most Jacksonville Criminal lawyers, I cannot seem to stop watching the new developments in the Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman Florida self-defense with a gun case.  Every time, you open a Jacksonville newspaper or turn on the television, this Florida self-defense shooting is being discussed.  Zimmerman’s Florida criminal defense attorney recently spoke about the case.  He has stated that the ultimate issue in this case in whether George Zimmerman acted in self-defense in Florida when he fired his gun and shot Trayvon Martin in Florida. Zimmerman’s Florida criminal lawyer, Attorney Craig Sonner, said that if Florida homicide “charges are filed, Zimmerman will argue that he acted in self-defense and that Florida’s stand-your-ground law applies.”

This Florida Criminal Defense Attorney will move forward with a Florida stand your ground defense, and he states that the public in Jacksonville, Florida, and the rest of the nation, is only getting a piece of this Jacksonville self-defense shooting case.  According to ABC News, Zimmerman’s Florida criminal lawyer believes that “when all the facts come out, it will be clear that Zimmerman acted in self defense”.   On April 10, a Florida grand jury will be presented with the case in order to determine if a Florida indictment should be issued for a Florida homicide charge, such as manslaughter or murder in Florida.

As for the evidence in this Florida stand your ground case, evidence has surfaced that “George Zimmerman suffered a broken nose, and had an injury to the back of his head, [and] he was attacked by Trayvon Martin on that evening,”  This evidence will contribute to Zimmerman’s self-defense argument in a Florida trial.  Finally, we are seeing more evidence develop in this Florida self-defense case.

Fox News has reported that Trayvon Martin, a Florida teenager, and Zimmerman, a lone neighborhood watchman, were involved in a physical altercation before Trayvon punched Zimmer in the nose and began banging the man’s head on the ground.  This is Zimmerman’s story in this Florida self-defense case.  According to Fox’s report of the Florida self-defense case:

“The Orlando Sentinel reported that Zimmerman told police he lost Martin in the neighborhood he regularly patrolled and was walking back to his vehicle last month when the youth approached him from behind.
The two exchanged words, Zimmerman said, and Martin punched him, jumped on top of him and began banging his head on a sidewalk. Zimmerman said he began crying for help; Martin’s family thinks it was their son who was crying out. Witness accounts differ, and emergency tapes in which the voices are heard are not clear. A statement from Sanford, Florida police said the newspaper story was “consistent” with evidence turned over to prosecutors.” (Police: Zimmerman story is ‘consistent’ with evidence in Trayvon Martin shooting)

Jacksonville State Attorney, Angela Corey, has been appointed as a special prosecutor in this Florida stand your ground case (Jacksonville State Attorney Office to Prosecute Florida Self-Defense Case).  The Duval County State Attorney Office will be investigating the Florida shooting and Zimmerman’s arguments of self-defense.  The Jacksonville State Attorney met with Trayvon Martin’s family and told them that Florida criminal charges would not be immediately filed against Zimmerman without a proper investigation into the Florida self-defense, firearm case.

With a thorough investigation by Jacksonville investigators, Florida police, and other agencies into this Florida firearm case, we should see more developments and evidence presented.  As a Jacksonville criminal defense attorney, I would like to see all of the evidence that is discovered to see what Florida self defense laws, including the Florida stand your ground law, applies in this Florida gun shooting case.

If you have questions about a Jacksonville criminal charge or if you acted in self-defense with a gun in Florida, talk with a Criminal Lawyer in Jacksonville about your case.

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