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2019 Georgia Code
Title 16 - Crimes and Offenses
Chapter 5 - Crimes Against the Person
Article 2 - Assault and Battery
§ 16-5-25. Opprobrious or abusive language as justification for simple assault or simple battery
Universal Citation: GA Code § 16-5-25 (2019)
A person charged with the offense of simple assault or simple battery may introduce in evidence any opprobrious or abusive language used by the person against whom force was threatened or used; and the trier of facts may, in its discretion, find that the words used were justification for simple assault or simple battery.History:
Laws 1833, Cobb's 1851 Digest, p. 786; Code 1863, § 4576; Code 1868, § 4597; Code 1873, § 4694; Code 1882, § 4694; Penal Code 1895, § 103; Penal Code 1910, § 103; Code 1933, § 26-1409; Code 1933, § 26-1306, enacted by Ga. L. 1968, p. 1249, § 1.
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