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Old April 26, 2005, 01:20 PM   #26
pistolpete
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Maryland?

I just moved from a red state (Ohio) to a VERY blue state (Maryland). Anyone know the law out here?
I think it goes something like this-
If someone breaks into your house you can't, curse at them, call them gay or homosexual, inquire about there race or ethnicity, tell them to leave, make any threatening gestures, ask why, refuse to make them dinner, or intentionally hurt their feelings.
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Old April 26, 2005, 02:39 PM   #27
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The last good answer heard for Maryland was retreat as far as possible and then you may only use deadly force if threatened with same.
My sympathy on your move to the People's Democratic Republic of Maryland.
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Old April 26, 2005, 04:08 PM   #28
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Pistol Pete,
Read the earlier part of this thread where Va laws were discussed. Md laws seem to be very similar and the "must retreat" part may (or may not) be excepted when you are trying to do a citizens arrest. Md District Attorneys usually try to prosecute someone who has defended themselves when it ends up with a fatal result, even if it occurred in their own home.
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Old May 2, 2005, 06:30 AM   #29
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Florida October 1

(4) The court shall award attorney's fees, court

30 costs, compensation for loss of income, and all expenses

31 incurred by the defendant in defense of any civil action

5

CODING: Words stricken are deletions; words underlined are additions.

Florida Senate - 2005 SB 436 2-361A-05

1 brought by a plaintiff if the court finds that the defendant

2 is immune from prosecution as provided in subsection (1). The

3 plaintiff and the plaintiff's attorney are jointly and

4 severally liable to the defendant for the payment of fees and

5 costs.



The above is a slice from the Castle doctrine Law that has been signed by Governor Bush, and comes in to force Oct first, 2005.

The amazing part of it is they have aimed at the Lawyers who charge fees when the know they have no legal grounds, or every chance of putting you in the poor house, with their actions, are now liable for frivolous law suits, love it.

See Joe Lawyer out of his house!

Love Florida, all this, and sunshine as well.
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