How to break out or exit a method in Java?

Use the return keyword to exit from a method.

public void someMethod() {
    //... a bunch of code ...
    if (someCondition()) {
    //... otherwise do the following...

From the Java Tutorial that I linked to above:

Any method declared void doesn’t return a value. It does not need to contain a return statement, but it may do so. In such a case, a return statement can be used to branch out of a control flow block and exit the method and is simply used like this:

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