2013 New York Consolidated Laws
PEN - Penal
Article 155 - (155.00 - 155.45) LARCENY
155.15 - Larceny; defenses.

NY Penal L § 155.15 (2012) What's This?
  § 155.15 Larceny; defenses.
    1.  In  any prosecution for larceny committed by trespassory taking or
  embezzlement, it  is  an  affirmative  defense  that  the  property  was
  appropriated under a claim of right made in good faith.
    2. In any prosecution for larceny by extortion committed by instilling
  in  the  victim a fear that he or another person would be charged with a
  crime, it is  an  affirmative  defense  that  the  defendant  reasonably
  believed  the threatened charge to be true and that his sole purpose was
  to compel or induce the victim to take reasonable action  to  make  good
  the wrong which was the subject of such threatened charge.

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