GA 16-3-23.1. No duty to retreat prior to use of force in self-defense

GA 16-3-23.1. No duty to retreat prior to use of force in self-defense

State: Georgia

 

Georgia Code Annotated (G.C.A.)

Title 16.  Crimes and Offenses 

Chapter 3.  Defenses to Criminal Prosecutions.

16-3-23.1. No duty to retreat prior to use of force in self-defense 

A person who uses threats or force in accordance with Code Section 16-3-21, relating to the use of force in defense of self or others, Code Section 16-3-23, relating to the use of force in defense of a habitation, or Code Section 16-3-24, relating to the use of force in defense of property other than a habitation, has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground and use force as provided in said Code sections, including deadly force.

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