Westlaw Headnote of the Day – December 21, 2010

December 21, 2010

West's Key 110 Criminal Law
West's Key 110II Defenses in General
West's Key 110k38 k. Compulsion or Necessity; Justification in General.

Defense of necessity is available when a person is faced with a choice of two evils and must then decide whether to commit a crime or an alternative act that constitutes a greater evil.
United States v. Candelas, 110 F. Supp. 2d 39 (D.P.R. 2000)