What is a “forcible felony” in Florida?

The term “forcible felony” is important in Florida because the only time you can use a gun or other deadly weapon in self-defense is when you use it to stop or prevent a “forcible felony”.

Florida forcible felonies are:

– Kidnapping
– Murder
– Manslaughter
– Sexual Battery (Rape)
– Arson
– Treason
– Robbery
– Burglary
– Carjacking
– Home Invasion
– Aggravated Battery
– Aggravated Assault
– Aggravated Stalking
-Any other felony that involves the use or threat of violence against any person
If you have been arrested in Jacksonville, contact our Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorneys at (904) 634-0900 for a free consultation.