Necessity: is a defence where a person engages in criminal behaviour because he was in a position of reasonable harm of serious bodily injury by another, such that an ordinary person in a similar situation would have done the act: Lawrence [1980]

For Commonwealth offences, the defence is only available if:

  • circumstances of sudden or extraordinary exist, and
  • committing the offence is the only reasonable way to deal with the emergency, and
  • the conduct is a reasonable response to the emergency
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