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Stand Your Ground Law Analysis

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The Stand Your Ground law expands and provides additional defense guidelines involving home or vehicle invasions. Before 2005 and Stand Your Ground, an occupant of a home or vehicle had to reasonably believe they were in imminent danger and that they needed to use force to prevent death or serious bodily hard to themselves or their home/vehicle, and provide proof of that fear (Hussein, 2014). This previous legislation was derived from the English Common Law known as the Castle Doctrine. After 2005 however, the intruder is presumed to be in the home or vehicle with the intent to commit an unlawful act involving force or violence and therefore, the resident can use any means to defend his home/vehicle from intrusion. Stand Your Ground in essence
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