The Utah Governor signed HB 114 SELF-DEFENSE AMENDMENTS.
This important self-defense legislation clarifies existing Utah law that there is no duty to retreat when an individual is justified in responding to an aggressor with force and ensures that crime victims will not be victimized a second time by the criminal justice system.
So now we are protected from the courts for NOT BACKING DOWN when threatened!
Except as provided in Subsection (3)(a)(iii):
(a) an individual does not have a duty to retreat from the force or threatened force
described in Subsection (2) in a place where that individual has lawfully entered or remained;
(b) the failure of an individual to retreat under the provisions of Subsection (4)(a) is not
a relevant factor in determining whether the individual who used or threatened force acted