The Illustrated Guide to Criminal Law Chapter 14: Do or Die Duress pg 22: Dueling Duties
The Horde fights among themselves
Does the protection of the Duress defense stem from this duty to protect, or is it the other way round?
The duty and the defense are co-emergent, mere aspects of the same…
Enough of that!
The point is that Jim is in trouble, even though he almost certainly did the right thing.
Average Joe talking head
It’s not fair, but it’s how the law is at the moment. (When we get to procedure, we’ll see how prosecutorial discretion and the grand jury are supposed to smooth out such wrinkles—in theory, at least.)