Official Code of Georgia Annotated
TITLE 16 Crimes and Offenses (Chs. 1 — 17)
CHAPTER 3 Defenses to Criminal Prosecutions (Arts. 1 — 3)
Article 2 Justification and Excuse (§§ 16-3-20 — 16-3-28)
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.