North Carolina Revises its “Castle Doctrine”

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North Carolina Revises its ‘Castle Doctrine’

Broadly speaking, the Castle Doctrine is a law that explicates under which circumstances a person can use deadly force against a home intruder.  The term Castle Doctrine is based on an English Common Law provision that one’s home is his/her “castle.”

NC decided to extract some of the subjectivity from its Castle Doctrine law.  The new law presumes that “a person who unlawfully and by force enters or attempts to enter one of these locations [home, workplace, vehicle] intends to commit an unlawful act involving force or violence.”

Moreover, the new law expands the Castle Doctrine to vehicles and places of work.

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2 Responses to North Carolina Revises its “Castle Doctrine”

  1. Ray Ficara says:

    Time to take this national.

  2. Pingback: New Year Brings New Laws to NC « North Carolina Litigation Blog

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