Stand your ground means you do not have a duty to retreat if threatened with force, lethal or otherwise.Deadly Force / Castle Doctrine:
Vermont is not a Castle Doctrine state and has no stand-your-ground law.
What is this suppose to mean, Castle Doctrine: basically means you must exhuast all other options before deadly force.
Stand your ground law: basically means if theres a threat you can use deadly force whenever you want. correct me if I am wrong. So my question is if Vermont is neither of these than what do you do?
I know states probally have some differences but, in the case of Vermont it better be very clear to police there was no other option and you have expended all options and deadly force was your only option.Stand your ground means you do not have a duty to retreat if threatened with force, lethal or otherwise.
Castle doctrine means you can use deadly force if threatened at all, but only in the places listed in your particular statute. It is assumed that deadly force was the intention when someone enters the following locations and the burden of proof also falls on the prosecutor in these instances to prove it was anything other than SD. All statutes will include your home, others, buildings on your property, other peoples homes and buildings on their property, your car and other peoples cars. It's important that you read the details in your particular state's laws.