Can I Use Entrapment as a Criminal Defense?

//Can I Use Entrapment as a Criminal Defense?

Can I Use Entrapment as a Criminal Defense?

cop carIn 1982, a man named John DeLorean successfully was able to argue a defense of entrapment after being coerced into smuggling cocaine by an FBI informant. While his case was very successful in entrapment as a criminal defense, it can be tricky to legally use this defense without the assistance of a qualified legal defense attorney.

According to legal researchers, entrapment occurs when authorities either persuade or induce someone to commit a crime that would otherwise not have been committed. It can be used as a defense as long as your attorney is able to successfully provide adequate information that law enforcement coerced you into committing a crime.

The second part of this defense is being sure that the prosecutors are not able to build a case against you, proving that you would have committed the crime without encouragement of law officials.

Learn more about your legal options and criminal defense by contacting Brian J. Smith.

2013-04-01T16:45:29+00:00 April 1st, 2013|