Oldcastle’s Case: 1419

In a case of treason immediate fear of death can be a justification.
Hale, “Pleas of the Crown” Vol 1 p 50
England and Wales
Cited by:
CitedAttorney-General v Whelan 20-Dec-1933
(Court of Criminal Appeal – Ireland) The appellant had been tried as part of a conspiracy to steal and to receive stolen good. He was acquitted of the conspiracy, but now appealed against his conviction for theft despite his assertion that he acted . .

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Updated: 09 May 2021; Ref: scu.213662