August 8





Entrapment is an action that is considered illegal an immoral and will be the defense that will beat the charges. However that is only if you can prove that the officer made you commit the crime.The legal definition of entrapment is having a law enforcement official induce a normally law-abiding person into committing a crime he or she would not commit. This form of inducement must be in some form of pressure, fraud, or flattery. Its important to know that just because a law enforcer allows you to commit a crime, does not make it entrapment. Unless the law official made you commit a crime, an opportunity to commit one does not make it entrapment.

What doesn’t count as entrapment

In order to prove what is entrapment, we have to talk about what isn’t. If the official presents an opportunity to take part in a crime, that’s not entrapment. This is because the victim should be resisting the temptation. If the law enforcement initiates the criminal activity, although it seems unfair it doesn’t not count either. That is because they only started it. If they continued it then it may count. Being undercoverentrapment, as expected will not subject them to entrapment. Law enforcement also cannot lie or make false promises.

What does count

You must prove that the actions of the officer or their agents must have induced you into committing a crime. Such motivating factors can include saying that the action is not against the law. That the crime wont be seen. That there’s a huge reward. Or it appeals to a relationship (whether it be friendship or sympathy). Example of a said entrapment is buying drugs out of sympathy of your brother. Your brother’s dealer is an undercover cop. Entrapment works here since normally you would not buy it, however you did for your brother. Since the brother is a sort of agent under the undercover cop, entrapment works.

If you felt cheated and believed that you were entrapped. Talk to a lawyer if you truly believed you were innocent and believed that the police were unfair.

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