Section 16-93 Duress.


    (a) It is an affirmative defense that the defendant engaged in the conduct charged to constitute an offense because he was coerced to do so, by the use of, or threatened imminent use of, unlawful physical force upon him or a third person, which force or threatened force a person of reasonable firmness in his situation would have been unable to resist.

    (b) The defense of duress, as defined in paragraph (a) of this section, is not available as to any offense when the defendant recklessly places himself in a situation in which it is probable that he will be subjected to the force or threatened force described in paragraph (a) of this section.

(Code 1964, § 7.610)

     State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 562.071.