The Necessity Defense in Criminal Cases

Life is filled with difficult decisions. In many situations, people are forced to make tough choices, even when none of their options are all that appealing.

If you committed a crime because you believed you had no other choice at the time, a Miami criminal defense lawyer may be able to argue you broke the law out of necessity. In Florida, necessity is an affirmative defense to criminal charges.

Proving You Acted Out of Necessity

Because necessity is an affirmative defense, the accused has the burden of proving he or she carried out a crime strictly under duress. Read More