Special Emergency Law and Legal Definition

Special emergency refers to a condition which is something more pressing than the usual emergency, exigency, crisis or predicament and which is distinguishable by some quality. It is not something that may reasonably be foreseen in time to deliberate, exercise judgment or discretion and to take action before serious damage occurs. It is sudden, acute and taut. [People v. Uncapher, 207 Misc. 960, 962-963 (N.Y. County Ct. 1955)].