Is Maryland a Castle Doctrine state or a Duty to Retreat state?
- DaroLv 72 months agoFavourite answer
No castles allowed in Maryland. Straight up socialist police state.
According to the AG if someone breaks in you are REQUIRED to climb out a window rather than commit self defense, regardless of what the intruder is trying to do.
** Down here in good ole US of A we can shoot em right thru the door. Just need some evidence they were trying to break in. ***Straight from our sheriff dept.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Duty-to-retreat, meaning a person who is unlawfully attacked (or who is defending someone who is unlawfully attacked) may not use deadly force if it is possible for them to instead avoid the danger with complete safety by retreating. There are 15 states that legally impose a duty to retreat to safety when possible instead of using deadly force, meaning you may not use deadly force to stop an attack when there is another option that does not require you to kill: Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin.