10.4 Self-defence

CRIMINAL CODE ACT 1995 – SCHEDULE The Criminal Code

Section 3

Chapter 1 Codification

Division 1   

10.4   Self-defence

             (1)  A person is not criminally responsible for an offence if he or she carries out the conduct constituting the offence in self-defence.

             (2)  A person carries out conduct in self-defence if and only if he or she believes the conduct is necessary:

                     (a)  to defend himself or herself or another person; or

                     (b)  to prevent or terminate the unlawful imprisonment of himself or herself or another person; or 

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