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affirmtive defenses
Responses to a criminal charge where the defendant bears the burden of proof; such as, automatism, intoxication, coercion, duress, mistake, etc.

It goes beyond the simple denial of facts and gives new facts in favor of the defendant, if the information in the original complaint are true.

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