As if I have not posted enough blogs, information, and Florida law articles about self-defense in Jacksonville, Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law, and the Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman case, here is another Florida self-defense blog topic. Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer and Florida special prosecutor, Angela Corey, will be making an announcement tonight about the highly-publicized Florida self-defense case. Many people all over the nation have been following this Florida self-defense case and the references to the Florida Stand Your Ground Law. As a Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer, I am hoping that this press conference gives some details about the investigation and the evidence in this Florida self-defense case involving a gun. This Florida self-defense case has had so many twists and turns that you would need to be a Jacksonville criminal lawyer to keep up. I hope that Jacksonville Florida Attorney, Angela Corey, explains things so we can all understand what is going on. I am excited to hear her address any questions about the Florida Stand Your Ground Law, and its application to this Florida self-defense case. I am sure that she cannot give too much information about her decision as to whether or not to charge Zimmerman with murder in Florida at this time, but we should know more tonight than we do right now.
According to Yahoo News:
“A special prosecutor has confirmed that there will be a 6 p.m. news conference regarding the investigation of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. State Attorney Angela Corey says she will release new information on the case but didn’t elaborate. Her announcement came not long after another law enforcement official said that charges are being filed against George Zimmerman, who shot Trayvon. The official with knowledge of the investigation says Zimmerman’s arrest is also expected soon. The official didn’t know the charge and spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to release the information. The official said that authorities know where Zimmerman is. Zimmerman has asserted since the Feb. 26 killing that he shot the 17-year-old in self-defense after the two fought. The case has sparked protests and calls for Zimmerman’s arrest.”
After reading this Yahoo article about the Martin shooting, it appears that there will be a warrant issued for Zimmerman’s arrest for Florida homicide. There may be a warrant issued for Florida murder charges. This is all speculation from a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney, and we will need to hear from Ms. Corey herself before jumping to conclusions. Either way, there will be protests in Florida and all over the country in reference to this Florida firearm criminal case.