Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia

Q: If you are licensed to carry in ga and you point a gun at someone and they take a warrant do you automatically do time

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A: This question is vague and without more cannot be adequately answered. However, licensed or not you do have the right to protect yourself from imminent threats of harm or danger posed by others. Specifically, under Georgia law, you may stand your ground and use reasonable force to defend yourself and others from threats of unlawful force, even if you have a chance to flee. However, this is not an absolute rule and there are exceptions to self defense and those include:

You are initial aggressor

You provoked attack

You were committing or attempting to commit a felony

Again, your initial questions is vague, so whether you do time or not depends on additional details missing from your question.

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