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Sudden or extraordinary emergency

    (1)     A person is not guilty of an offence in respect of conduct that is carried out in circumstances of sudden or extraordinary emergency.

    (2)     This section applies if—

        (a)     the person reasonably believes that—

              (i)     circumstances of sudden or extraordinary emergency exist; and

              (ii)     the conduct is the only reasonable way to deal with the emergency; and

        (b)     the conduct is a reasonable response to the emergency.

    (3)     This section only applies in the case of murder if the person believes that the emergency involves a risk of death or really serious injury.

S. 322S inserted by No. 63/2014 s. 4.

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