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Arkansas's Castle Doctrine


The castle doctrine in Arkansas allows the use of deadly force to defend one's self, their home, and others on the property, if they feel that they are about to be severely harmed or killed. It may also be used if the person believes a felony is about to be committed.

Statute

A.C.A. ยงยง 5-2-606, -607, -608, -620

What is Castle Doctrine?

Castle Laws are laws that address the use of force when defending one's self inside their home, or on their property. Some states expand this to vehicles, and the person's place of work. Castle Laws generally include: the places where this law applies, the requirements fro use of deadly force, if there is a duty to retreat, the amount of force that maybe used in defending one's self or others. These vary widely from state to state.


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