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Duress of circumstances
The Defendant was convicted of reckless driving due to being forced to drive his car on the pavement because a gang of youths were threatening him. The Court of Appeal threw the conviction out due to the circumstances.
The Defendant drove his stepson to work even though he was disqualified from driving. The reason for this stated that he did this because his wife did not want the boy losing his job and she became hysterical and threatened to commit suicide
The Defendant was in bed with a loaded sub-machine gun when the Police found him at 8 a.m. His story was that he had taken the gun from another man in the early hours of the morning (1 a.m.) as he said he was going to use it ‘to do some people some dam
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