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April 12, 2012

The Next Phase for Zimmerman

Thomson Reuters

Now that he faces second-degree murder charges in the shooting of the unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, what happens next to George Zimmerman?

All of the information that Mark O'Mara, Zimmerman's lawyer, could be used in a request to dismiss the case under Florida's Stand Your Groundlaw, which grants immunity to people who use deadly force in self defense when there is a perception of bodily harm. O'Mara likely will file such a request within a matter of weeks, but he will probably wait until he has collected and reviewed as much evidence as possible, said White Collar Defense and Investigations Partner William Shepherd.

"You only get one shot at it," said Mr. Shepherd. "You can't file a Stand Your Ground motion three times as new information comes out. Generally, you're not going to have some dramatic change of events."

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