GA 3.08.11 illegal Arrest; Right to Use Force to Prevent

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

GA  3.08.11 illegal Arrest; Right to Use Force to Prevent

One upon whom an illegal or unlawful arrest is being made has the right to resist the arrest with such force as is reasonably necessary to prevent the arrest.

 

Smithy. State, 84 Ga. App. 79 (1951)

Ronemous v. State, 87 Ga. App. 588 (1953)

Brooks v. State, 206 Ga. App. 485 (1992)