N.J.S.A. 2C:2-5 – Defenses Generally

2C:2-5 Defenses Generally

Conduct which would otherwise be an offense is excused or alleviated by reason of any defense now provided by law for which neither the code nor other statutory law defining the offense provides exceptions or defenses dealing with the specific situation involved and a legislative purpose to exclude the defense claimed does not otherwise plainly appear.

L.1978, c. 95, s. 2C:2-5, eff. Sept. 1, 1979.

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