WA W.P.I.C. 16.08 No Duty To Retreat

WA W.P.I.C. 16.08 No Duty To Retreat

State: Washington

 

Washington Pattern Jury Instructions–Criminal (W.P.I.C.)

Part IV. Defenses  Chapter 16.  Justifiable Homicide

WA  W.P.I.C. 16.08 No Duty To Retreat

It is lawful for a person who is in a place where that person has a right to be and who has reasonable grounds for believing that [he][she] is being attacked to stand [his][her] ground and defend against such attack by the use of lawful force. The law does not impose a duty to retreat.

By | 2013-01-18T10:13:38+00:00 January 18th, 2013|Comments Off on WA W.P.I.C. 16.08 No Duty To Retreat