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Sec.?8.?(a)?It is a defense that the person who engaged in the prohibited conduct was compelled to do so by threat of imminent serious bodily injury to himself or another person. ?With respect to offenses other than felonies, it is a defense that the person who engaged in the prohibited conduct was compelled to do so by force or threat of force. ?Compulsion under this section exists only if the force, threat, or circumstances are such as would render a person of reasonable firmness incapable of resisting the pressure.
(b)?This section does not apply to a person who:
(1)?recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally placed himself in a situation in which it was foreseeable that he would be subjected to duress; ?or
(2)?committed an offense against the person as defined in IC 35-42.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Indiana Code Title 35. Criminal Law and Procedure § 35-41-3-8 - last updated June 08, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/in/title-35-criminal-law-and-procedure/in-code-sect-35-41-3-8/
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