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Duress Defense: Definition, Laws & Examples

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In which one of the following would someone be considered to be in duress?

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1. Which one of the following is a basic requirement of any duress defense?

2. One of the six elements required for a successful duress defense under Florida law is that _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Explore the worksheet and quiz to see how much knowledge you have about duress. An example of someone in duress and a basic requirement of any duress defense are topics on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of these resources is to help check your understanding of:

  • Who the duress lied with in Dixon vs. United States
  • Elements required for a successful duress defense in Florida
  • An example of someone in duress

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about when a duress defense should be presented and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about a basic requirement of any duress defense
  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on duress in criminal law

Additional Learning

You can gain more insights into this legal concept by working through the lesson, Duress Defense: Definition, Laws & Examples. Other topics you can review at your own pace include:

  • How duress defenses work
  • Factors that affect duress laws
  • Scenarios that are considered duress
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