Originally Posted By: MacBozo
That is the core of the stand your ground law. The prosecution did not challenge the law which they should have, but since it is the State's law, it wouldn't be prudent for the state's prosecution to challenge it, right?


My understanding is the prosecution doesn't have a right to challenge SYG, unless the defense relies upon it. Before the main hearing GZ had the option to put up the SYG defense, which the judge would hear arguments and make a ruling. If SYG was supported, that would be the end of it, and if it was declined then an ordinary trial would then ensue. GZ elected not to plead SYG, so we jumped right into the ordinary trial - thus SYG was not a factor for the defense and the prosecution had nothing to attack.
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