Weapons Related Georgia CodeFound In LexisNexis by searching for "16-3-23.1" or in the TOC under:|
Title 16 - CRIMES AND OFFENSES
Chapter 3 - DEFENSES TO CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS
Article 2 - JUSTIFICATION AND EXCUSE
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O.C.G.A. § 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.
HISTORY: Code 1981, § 16-3-23.1, enacted by Ga. L. 2006, p. 477, § 1/SB 396.