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Andrew Branca
Andrew F. Branca, Esq. is currently in his third decade of practicing law, and is an internationally-recognized expert on the law of self-defense of the United States. Andrew is a Guest Lecturer at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy, a former Guest Instructor at the Sig Sauer Academy, an NRA Life-Benefactor Member, and an NRA Certified Instructor. He also teaches lawyers how to argue self-defense cases as a certified instructor with the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) system in numerous states around the country. Andrew is also a host on the Outdoor Channel’s TV show “The Best Defense” and contributor to the National Review Online. Andrew has been quoted as a SME (subject-matter expert) on use-of-force law by the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, and many other mainstream media, including nationally syndicated broadcast media. Recently, Andrew won the UC Berkeley Law School debate on “Stand-Your-Ground,” and spoke at the NRA Annual Meeting Law Symposium on self-defense law. He is also a founding member of USCCA’s Legal Advisory Board. In addition to being a lawyer, Andrew is also a competitive handgun shooter, an IDPA Charter/Life member (IDPA #13), and a Master-class competitor in multiple IDPA divisions.

1 Comment on "Zimmerman Trial: VERDICT–NOT GUILTY See video!"

  1. Mr. Branca,

    I would be interested in hearing your opinion on the difference between justified and excusable homicide when it comes to FL Statute 776.032. The state listed both options in the jury instructions for a reason, but the final verdict form had no checkbox to indicate whether the homicide was found to be excusable or justifiable in the not guilty verdict. The statute only refers, specifically, to justifiable homicides.

    Would that determination only come at such a time as Mrs. Fulton and Mr. Martin filed wrongful death suit against Mr. Zimmerman, or is it presumed to be justifiable specifically through the Not-Guilty verdict?

    Thank you for your time.

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