2C:3-10 Justification in Property Crimes
Conduct involving the appropriation, seizure or destruction of, damage to, intrusion on, or interference with, property is justifiable under circumstances which would establish a defense of privilege in a civil action based thereon, unless:
a. The code or the law defining the offense deals with the specific situation involved; or
b. A legislative purpose to exclude the justification claimed otherwise plainly appears.
L.1978, c. 95, s. 2C:3-10, eff. Sept. 1, 1979.