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Ohio lawmakers consider new “stand your ground” law

Ohio lawmakers consider new “stand your ground” law

614now Staff

A new stand your ground law based on Florida legislation and written by the group Ohio Gun Owners is being considered by state lawmakers.

The proposed legislation adds a pre-trial immunity clause, which some saw as one of the difficulties in getting a similar law passed the last time it came before Ohio lawmakers.

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Under the pre-trial immunity clause, prosecutors who choose to charge someone with murder as the result of a shooting in which they claim self-defense would have to provide clear and convincing evidence to a judge that the accused did not act in self-defense before the trial could proceed.​

Prosecutors who failed to provide this evidence would be required to pay the defendant’s court costs and legal fees.

Check out the full report on this newly-proposed law at NBC4i.com.

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