2016 Ohio Revised Code
Title [29] XXIX CRIMES - PROCEDURE
Chapter 2901 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
Section 2901.09 - No duty to retreat in residence or vehicle.

Ohio Rev Code § 2901.09 (2016) What's This?

(A) As used in this section, "residence" and "vehicle" have the same meanings as in section 2901.05 of the Revised Code.

(B) For purposes of any section of the Revised Code that sets forth a criminal offense, a person who lawfully is in that person's residence has no duty to retreat before using force in self-defense, defense of another, or defense of that person's residence, and a person who lawfully is an occupant of that person's vehicle or who lawfully is an occupant in a vehicle owned by an immediate family member of the person has no duty to retreat before using force in self-defense or defense of another.

Effective Date: 2008 SB184 09-09-2008

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