O.C.G.A. § 16-3-24 Use of force in defense of property other than a habitation
(a) A person is justified in threatening or using force against another
when and to the extent that he reasonably believes that such threat or force is
necessary to prevent or terminate such other's trespass on or other tortious or
criminal interference with real property other than a habitation or personal
(1) Lawfully in his possession;
(2) Lawfully in the possession of a member of his
immediate family; or
(3) Belonging to a person whose property he has a legal
duty to protect.
(b) The use of force which is intended or likely to cause death or great
bodily harm to prevent trespass on or other tortious or criminal interference
with real property other than a habitation or personal property is not justified
unless the person using such force reasonably believes that it is necessary to
prevent the commission of a forcible felony.
HISTORY: Code 1933, § 26-904, enacted by Ga. L. 1968, p. 1249, § 1.