need clarification on castle doctrine

Discussion in 'GA Laws and Politics' started by rabbivj, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. rabbivj

    rabbivj My Name is Inigo Montoya

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    kinda got into an arguement today with someone on facebook abt castle doctrine in GA...from my understanding of the law...you can defend your property...under ocga 16-3-24 and ocga 16-3-23 for habitation...is this correct?
     
  2. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    Correct, the applicable codes are 16-3-21 through 16-3-24.2
     

  3. Gunstar1

    Gunstar1 Administrator

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    There are 7 laws that make up Castle doctrine in the broadest sense.
    There are 4 self defense laws. (the where and reasons to use lethal force)
    16-3-21 Self and others
    16-3-23 habitation
    16-3-24 real property
    16-3-24.1 definitions of habitation and personal property

    There are also 3 stand your ground laws. (what you did during and what happens after)
    16-3-23.1 No duty to retreat
    16-3-24.2 Criminal immunity for valid use of force (provided you could legally own and possess the weapon)
    51-11-9 Civil immunity for valid use of force