GA 3.16.20 Excessive Force

GA 3.16.20 Excessive Force

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GEORGIA SUGGESTED PATTERN JURY INSTRUCTIONS (SPJI 2013)

GA SPJI 3.16.20 Excessive Force

The use of excessive or unlawful force while acting in self-defense is not justifiable, and the defendant’s conduct in this case would not be justified if you find that the force used exceeded that which the defendant reasonably believed was necessary to defend against the victim’s use of unlawful force, if any.