IL 24-25.22 Necessity

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Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions–Criminal (IPJI-Crim)

IL 24-25.22 Necessity

Conduct which would otherwise be an offense is justifiable by reason of necessity if the defendant was without blame in occasioning or developing the situation and reasonably believed that such conduct was necessary to avoid a public or private injury greater than the injury which might reasonably result from his own conduct.