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Criminal Law - Self-Defense - Duty to Retreat

Sponsored by:

Delegate Conaway


In the House - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn

Synopsis:Establishing that a person charged with a crime may assert the defense of self-defense only under specified circumstances that negate the duty to attempt to retreat or escape the danger.
Analysis:Not available at this time
All Sponsors:Delegate Conaway
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Pre-Filed
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2014
Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes
Narrow Subject(s):Assault
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Safety -see also- Occupational Safety
Self Defense
Statutes:Article - Criminal Law

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January 7, 2014 4:16 P.M.