Texas Penal Code § 9.22. Necessity




Conduct is justified if:

(1) the actor reasonably believes the conduct is immediately necessary to avoid imminent harm;

(2) the desirability and urgency of avoiding the harm clearly outweigh, according to ordinary standards of reasonableness, the harm sought to be prevented by the law proscribing the conduct;  and

(3) a legislative purpose to exclude the justification claimed for the conduct does not otherwise plainly appear.


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