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2010 Georgia Code TITLE 16 – CRIMES AND OFFENSES
CHAPTER 3 – DEFENSES TO CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS
ARTICLE 2 – JUSTIFICATION AND EXCUSE
§ 16-3-23.1 – No duty to retreat prior to use of force in self-defense
O.C.G.A. 16-3-23.1 (2010)
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.