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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 11. Criminal Law
- Chapter 81. General Provisions
- Section 420. Justification: Performance of Public Duty.
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AS 11.81.420. Justification: Performance of Public Duty.
- (a) Unless inconsistent with AS 11.81.320
- 11.81.410, conduct which would otherwise constitute
an offense is justified when it is required or authorized by law or by a judicial decree, judgment, or order.
- (b) The justification afforded by this section also applies when
- (1) the person reasonably believes the conduct to be required or authorized by a decree, judgment, or order of a court of
competent jurisdiction or in the lawful execution of legal process, notwithstanding lack of jurisdiction of the court
or defect in the legal process; or
- (2) the person reasonably believes the conduct to be required or authorized to assist a peace officer in the performance
of the officer's duties, notwithstanding that the officer exceeded the officer's authority.
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