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Affirmative Defenses

Florida Personal Injury Law: Affirmative Defenses

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on April 7, 2010

An affirmative defense is a legal defense used in criminal law cases as well as lawsuits between private parties. Depending on the specifics of a case, affirmative defenses can also be called justification defenses or less often, excuse defenses. Simply put, affirmative defenses are used to avoid, excuse or limit liability in a criminal or civil case.

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