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An affirmative defense to a civil lawsuit or criminal charge is a fact or set of facts other than those alleged by the plaintiff or prosecutor which, if proven by the ...

Affirmative Defense | Wex Legal Dictionary / Encyclopedia | LII ...

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A defense in which the defendant introduces evidence, which, if found to be credible, will negate criminal or civil liability, even if it is proven that the defendant  ...

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affirmative defense. n. part of an answer to a charge or complaint in which a defendant takes the offense and responds to the allegations with his/her own ...

Define Affirmative Defense | What is an Affirmative Defense?

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Affirmative defenses are reasons why, even if the facts in a personal injury case happened just as the injured plaintiff claims, the defendant should not have to ...

What Is an Affirmative Defense? - FindLaw Blotter

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Apr 13, 2012 ... An affirmative defense is a justification for the defendant having committed the accused crime. It differs from other defenses because the ...

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In addition, the defendant may state affirmative defenses that excuse or justify the behavior on which the lawsuit is based. For example, an affirmative defense of ...

Civil Procedure Affirmative Defenses Law & Legal Definition

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An affirmative defense is a type of defense in which the defendant seeks to avoid liability by introducing new evidence not addressed in the claims of the ...

Jeff Vail - Litigation Strategy & Innovation: Affirmative Defenses ...

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To my knowledge, this is the most complete list of affirmative defenses available, currently consisting of 149 separate affirmative defenses. This list is updated ...

Affirmative Defenses - Criminal Law - FreeAdvice.com

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An affirmative defense is generally used as a justification or excuse to the conduct alleged in the complaint, without admitting that the act occurred.

Affirmative Defenses to Criminal Charges: Self-Defense, Necessity ...

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Jan 25, 2013 ... In some criminal cases the defendant admits committing a criminal act. A legal excuse or justification may exist. This is an affirmative defense.

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Affirmative Defense. A new fact or set of facts that operates to defeat a claim even if the facts supporting that claim are true. A plaintiff sets forth a claim in a civil ...

Affirmative Defense Definition, Examples, Cases, Processes

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Affirmative defense is a legal term that pertains to a defendant's response to being accused of a certain crime. When an affirmative defense is used, the ...

Affirmative Defenses in Criminal Cases | Criminal Law

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Affirmative defenses differ from state to state. And, the burden of proof for the defendant in proving an affirmative defense also differs.