Castle doctrine; codifies version allowing use of deadly force against an intruder in dwelling. (HB925)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Castle doctrine; self-defense and defense of others.  Codifies a version of the "castle doctrine," allowing the use of physical force, including deadly force, by a person in his dwelling against an intruder in the dwelling who has committed an overt act against him or another person in the dwelling, without civil liability. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/11/2012Committee
01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100106D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2012Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/25/2012Subcommittee recommends striking from docket
01/30/2012Stricken from docket by Courts of Justice