Alabama enacted its Stand Your Ground law in 2006. Before then, victims were required to look for a way to retreat before using deadly force.
A recent article by Fox made a distinction between Alabama’s law and that of the same legislation in other states:
“There is a specific list of circumstances when you can stand your ground. For example, Alabama’s law does not allow someone to be the aggressor and then claim self-defense afterwards.”
Click here to learn more about the circumstances in which Alabama justifies the use of deadly force as a means of defense.