The George Zimmerman case was one of the hottest — and most controversial — of 2013. The entire nation watched as a jury decided whether or not to convict him in the killing of Trayvon Martin. Our founding attorney, Michael Steinger, appeared on Channel 12 WPEC to discuss the case and the possible outcomes.
If Zimmerman were to be found guilty, it could go one of two ways: either murder or manslaughter. These are two different classifications of killing with different ramifications. We believe it would be decided based on his state of mind, which was a major factor the jury had to consider.
If he were found not guilty, it would likely be on the basis of self-defense. This carries a special burden in the state of Florida. In this case, the prosecutor would have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the crime happened, and that it happened not out of self-defense.
This case was a very difficult one, and both sides needed highly experienced attorneys fighting for them. In the same way, if you are the victim of an injury due to someone else’s negligence, you need an expert attorney on your side. At Steinger, Greene and Feiner, we have handled more personal injury cases than just about anyone in South Florida. Call us today for a free initial case evaluation.