§ 776.012 Use or threatened use of force in defense of person
§ 776.013 Home protection; use or threatened use of deadly force; presumption of fear of death or great bodily harm
§ 776.031 Use or threatened use of force in defense of property
§ 776.032 Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for justifiable use or threatened use of force
§ 776.041 Use or threatened use of force by aggressor
§ 776.05 Law enforcement officers; use of force in making an arrest
§ 776.051 Use or threatened use of force in resisting arrest or making an arrest or in the execution of a legal duty; prohibition
§ 776.06 Deadly force by a law enforcement or correctional officer
§ 776.07 Use of force to prevent escape
§ 776.08 Forcible felony
§ 776.085 Defense to civil action for damages; party convicted of forcible or attempted forcible felony
§ 776.09 Retention of records pertaining to persons found to be acting in lawful self-defense; expunction of criminal history records

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 776 - Justifiable Use of Force

  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • Internal Revenue Code: means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. See Florida Statutes 736.1201
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Lineal descendant: Direct descendant of the same ancestors.
  • Per stirpes: The legal means by which the children of a decedent, upon the death of an ancestor at a level above that of the decedent, receive by right of representation the share of the ancestor
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Revocable trust: A trust agreement that can be canceled, rescinded, revoked, or repealed by the grantor (person who establishes the trust).
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 1.01