Article 35: Defense of Justice

mandatory minimum sentencing

Article 35: Defense of Justice

35.00 Justification; a defense.
35.05 Justification; generally.
35.10 Justification; use of physical force generally.
35.15 Justification; use of physical force in defense of a person.
35.20 Justification; use of physical force in defense of premises and in defense of a person in the course of burglary.
35.25 Justification; use of physical force to prevent or terminate larceny or criminal mischief.
35.27 Justification; use of physical force in resisting arrest prohibited.
35.30 Justification; use of physical force in making an arrest or in preventing an escape.

NY PENAL LAW § 35.00

Justification; a defense.

In any prosecution for an offense, justification, as defined in sections 35.05 through 35.30, is a defense.