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Kentucky's Castle Doctrine


The use of deadly force is legal as long as the person is doing it to protect themselves or others for immediate harm. In Kentucky there is no duty to retreat.

Statute

KRS ยงยง 503.050, .055, .070, .080, .085

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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