Understanding Entrapment

If your criminal lawyer has suggested raising an entrapment defense , that means he or she thinks you were coerced in some way. If you are charged with a crime due to a police officer’s actions, you should meet with a criminal defense attorney to discuss this defense.

As your criminal lawyer will explain, an entrapment defense states that a crime would not have occurred if government agents had not induced a defendant to commit the crime. A criminal defense attorney uses an entrapment defense when he or she believes the police conceived the idea for the crime and provided the means, motive and opportunity for the defendant to commit the act. When it comes to drugs and crime, the police are forbidden to coerce defendants to break the law. Watch this video to learn more.