Legislative Update—Latest Laws Affecting Florida Gun Rights 2022-03-28T09:25:17-05:00August 23rd, 2017|Tags: Florida, Gun Rights, Legislation|8 Comments Legislative update from Florida by Independent Program Attorney James Phillips. Share This Story! FacebookTwitterRedditLinkedInWhatsAppTumblrPinterestEmail Related Posts Texas Judge Rules “21 and Over” Law Unconstitutional November 17th, 2022 | 0 Comments A Celebration of Service: Veterans Day in America November 11th, 2022 | 10 Comments West Virginia Legislature – 2022 Regular Session HB4048 August 22nd, 2022 | 0 Comments 8 Comments Daniel D Connell 08/24/2017 at 12:16 am - Reply Very important change. Excellent information for anyone who carries. James S. Werter, Esquire 08/24/2017 at 5:19 am - Reply I saw this coming even before the bill was signed. I was a former prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney Wayback when. The state always has the burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt to a jury. Self-defense is reasonable doubt in itself. This preliminary hearing for self-defense is just that. Preliminary hearings can be requested on any felony in Florida. If self defense is should there without any valid state evidence to the contrary, the judge should dismiss The case. If not, the defendant has a second chance with the jury, but the beyond and to the exclusion of a reasonable doubt standard takes place. Best, regardless of the preliminary hearing, the state can always re-file if they have new evidence where as after a trial, not guilty is not guilty forever. James S. Werter, Esquire 08/24/2017 at 5:21 am - Reply Excuse the syntax errors. Voice to text at 5 o’clock in the morning! Richard Conti 08/24/2017 at 9:33 am - Reply Thank you for keeping us up to date and well informed. It feels good knowing I have US Law Shield in my wallet and on my side. Stephen Montgomery 08/24/2017 at 6:15 pm - Reply Does this mean we have the law being applied differently to individuals, depending on which judge is hearing the case? R E Lewis 08/25/2017 at 8:14 am - Reply Was the law passed w/o the two-thirds super majority? Does that actually put the intent of the law in jeoprdy or is it law as it is written & the 2 judges are mistaken? Is the law, law? Jo Moore 08/25/2017 at 9:54 am - Reply This is good to know. “As it should be” .. really tired of judges trying to make criminals out of law abiding citizens and letting others off with “slaps on the hand”. Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.