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It is a defense that the actor engaged in conduct charged to constitute an offense because he was coerced to do so by the use, or threat to use, unlawful force against his person or the person of another, which a law-abiding person of reasonable firmness would have been unable to resist. It is no defense that a woman acted on a command of her husband, or a man on command of his wife, unless the circumstances amount to duress as defined above. The defense of duress is unavailable where the conduct constituting the offense causes or threatens to cause death or serious bodily harm to some other person than the actor.

Comment: This section is in its original adopted version.

[Res. 10-27-77B, 1977. Prior Code § 5-80-020.]