Gov. Rick Scott recently signed a law that expands the contentious "Stand Your Ground" self-defense law by granting people the right to flash their firearm or even fire warning shots to force attackers to back off.
Daytona criminal defense attorneys recognize this change in the law will more than likely lead to application of the Stand Your Ground statute in more cases.
However, the revision of the law may also narrow the scope in some instances. Originally, the language indicated a person had to reasonably believe that use of deadly force was necessary to prevent bodily harm. Now, however, the law reads that in order to use force, the individual has to believe he or she is in imminent danger. That could mean Stand Your Ground will be tougher to invoke in some instances.