GA 3.01.10 Justification; Generally

GA 3.01.10 Justification; Generally

State: Georgia

 

GEORGIA CRIMINAL JURY INSTRUCTIONS (G.C.J.I. 2003)

GA 3.01.10  Justification; Generally

The fact that a person’s conduct is justified is a defense to prosecution for any crime based on that conduct. The defense of justification can be claimed:

a) when the person’s conduct is justified under O.C.G.A. §~16-3-21, 16-3-23, 16-3-24, 16-3-25, 16-3-26;

b) when the person’s conduct is in reasonable fulfillment of his/her duties as a government officer or employee;

c) when the person’s conduct is the reasonable discipline of a minor by his/her parent or a person in loco parentis;

d) when the person’s conduct is reasonable and is performed in the course of making a lawful arrest;

e) when the person’s conduct is justified for any other reason under the laws of this state; or

f) in all other instances based on similar reason and justice as those enumerated in this article.

 

O.C.G.A. §16-3-20

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