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A Quick Overview to Entrapment


Entrapment occurs when a person is influenced by an officer of the lawcriminal

In order for a criminal lawyer and their legal assistants to prepare a case that satisfies the elements of an entrapment defense, the defendant must be innocent of a predisposition to commit the crime in question.

In order to avoid an entrapment defense, law enforcement officials must carefully monitor their actions so that they do not fully entice someone to commit a crime. They must not entirely provide the defendant with a criminal motive.

The defendant is not claiming that the illegal act did not occur, but that he is not responsible for it. This can be a risky defense for defendants, because if they fail to prove entrapment, they are held liable for the criminal act.

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