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Duty To Retreat

Summary for Duty to Retreat

Alabama:   No Duty to Retreat
Alaska:   No Duty to Retreat
Arizona:   No Duty to Retreat
Arkansas:   Duty to retreat before using deadly force, must be done even without complete safety except by LEO or in home / curtilage
California:   No Duty to Retreat
Colorado:   No Duty to Retreat
Connecticut:   Duty to Retreat before using Deadly Force except when in your dwelling (53a-19)
Delaware:   Duty to Retreat before using Deadly Force except when in your dwelling (464-465)
District of Columbia:   No Duty to Retreat
Florida:   No Duty to Retreat
Georgia:   No Duty to Retreat
Hawaii:   Duty to Retreat before using Deadly Force except when in your dwelling (703-304)
Idaho:   No Duty to Retreat
Illinois:   No Duty to Retreat
Indiana:   No Duty to Retreat
Iowa:   No Duty to Retreat
Kansas:   No Duty to Retreat
Kentucky:   No Duty to Retreat
Louisiana:   No Duty to Retreat
Maine:   Duty to Retreat before using Deadly Force except when in your dwelling (108.2)
Maryland:   Duty to Retreat before using Deadly Force except when in your dwelling (Barton v. State)
Massachusetts:   Duty to Retreat before using ANY force except when in your dwelling (278-8a)
Michigan:   No Duty to Retreat
Minnesota:   Duty to Retreat before using any Force except when in your dwelling (State v. Glowacki)
Mississippi:   No Duty to Retreat
Missouri:   No Duty to Retreat
Montana:   No Duty to Retreat
Nebraska:   Duty to Retreat before using Deadly Force except when in your dwelling (28-1409)
Nevada:   No Duty to Retreat
New Hampshire:   No Duty to Retreat
New Jersey:   Duty to Retreat before using Deadly Force except when in your dwelling (2c:3-4)
New Mexico:   No Duty to Retreat
New York:   Duty to Retreat before using Deadly Force except when in your dwelling (35-15)
North Carolina:   No Duty to Retreat
North Dakota:   Duty to Retreat before using Deadly Force except when in your dwelling (12.1-05-07)
Ohio:   Duty to Retreat before using Deadly Force except when in your dwelling (2901.09)
Oklahoma:   No Duty to Retreat
Oregon:   No Duty to Retreat
Pennsylvania:   No Duty to Retreat
Rhode Island:   Duty to Retreat before using Deadly Force except when in your dwelling (11-8-08)
South Carolina:   No Duty to Retreat
South Dakota:   No Duty to Retreat
Tennessee:   No Duty to Retreat
Texas:   No Duty to Retreat
Utah:   No Duty to Retreat
Vermont:   No duty to retreat if the deadly force was immediately necessary to defend against imminent threat of death or bodily injury
Virginia:   No duty to retreat unless defendant made a contribution to the affray
Washington:   No Duty to Retreat
West Virginia:   No Duty to Retreat
Wisconsin:   No Duty to Retreat
Wyoming:   Case by case basis
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