2015 New York Laws
PEN - Penal
Part 3 - SPECIFIC OFFENSES
Title H - OFFENSES AGAINST THE PERSON INVOLVING PHYSICAL INJURY, SEXUAL CONDUCT, RESTRAINT AND INTIMIDATION
Article 135 - (135.00 - 135.75) KIDNAPPING, COERCION AND RELATED OFFENSES
135.75 - Coercion; defense.

NY Penal L § 135.75 (2015) What's This?
135.75 Coercion; defense.

In any prosecution for coercion 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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