Florida does have the castle doctrine, which typically applies to your home (and sometimes to your yard or vehicle, depending on your State).In Florida, notably, Black law-men, Black Police Detectives are bothered by the Castle Law where he or they say that people are dying unduly (innocent people killing criminals, and the innocent walk free). But to or for the individual that didn't suffer "imminent peril of death or serious bodily harm", the Castle Doctrine is a beautifully written Set of Principles.
Florida also has the stand-your-ground doctrine, which applies anywhere else that you have a legal right to be (including anywhere in public). It allows those who feel a reasonable threat of death or bodily injury to “meet force with force” rather than retreat.
A person who is not engaged in an unlawful activity and who is attacked in any other place where he or she has a right to be has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground and meet force with force, including deadly force if he or she reasonably believes it is necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony.
Stand Your Ground and Castle Doctrine Laws eLesson Media coverage of the Trayvon Martin case has brought “Stand-Your-Ground” laws to the attention of many throughout the country. Some have speculated that George Zimmerman, charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of Martin, may...