Title 76 - Utah Criminal Code - Chapter 2 - Principles of Criminal Responsibility - Part 3 - Defenses to Criminal Responsibility - Section 302 - Compulsion.

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76-2-302 Compulsion. (1) A person is not guilty of an offense when he engaged in the proscribed conduct because he

was coerced to do so by the use or threatened imminent use of unlawful physical force upon him or a third person, which force or threatened force a person of reasonable firmness in his situation would not have resisted.

(2) The defense of compulsion provided by this section shall be unavailable to a person who intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly places himself in a situation in which it is probable that he will be subjected to duress.

(3) A married woman is not entitled, by reason of the presence of her husband, to any presumption of compulsion or to any defense of compulsion except as in Subsection (1) provided.

Enacted by Chapter 196, 1973 General Session