The Act changes the Georgia Code in regard to the justification a person must have in defending his or her home with force that is likely to cause death or great bodily harm. The Act adds to the Georgia Code that a person is justified in use of such force when it is asserted against a person who is not a member of the defender's family or household, that person unlawfully and forcibly enters or has entered the residence, and the defender knew or had reason to believe that an unlawful and forcible entry occurred.
Empie, Derek E.
"CRIMES AND OFFENSES Defenses to Criminal Prosecution: Change Provisions Relating to the Use of Force in the Defense of Habitations or Residences; Provide for Related Matters,"
Georgia State University Law Review: Vol. 18
, Article 10.
Available at: http://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol18/iss1/10