Excusable Homicide in Florida

If you kill someone in Florida, it is excused under certain circumstances. They are:

1. When it is committed by accident when doing a lawful act while using ordinary caution without illegal intent.

2. When the killing happens by accident in the heat of passion with sudden provocation.

3. When the killing is committed by accident as a result of sudden combat if a dangerous weapon is not used.

An excusable homicide is different than justifiable homicide. Justifiable homicide is a killing that is done while resisting an attempt to murder you or resisting a felony in your home.

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