What if I am in my place of business and someone comes to rob me? Do I have to retreat before using deadly force?
No. Under Florida’s current “Stand Your Ground” law, you can use deadly force to prevent someone from committing a forcible felony against you, and forcible felonies are defined by statute, and robbery is included in that statute as a forcible felony. If you’re a business owner and someone is about to rob you or is robbing you, you would be justified under Florida “Stand Your Ground” law in the use of deadly force.