Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A)
Title 16 – Crimes and Offenses
Chapter 3 – Defenses to Criminal Prosecutions
Article 2 – Justification and Excuse
Georgia Code § 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.