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What Is Entrapment

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Entrapment is a defense that can be raised against a criminal charge. This defense states the crime would not have occurred had the police or other government agents not induced the defendant to commit the crime. Basically, the defense of entrapment is used when the police conceive the idea for the crime and provide the means, motive and opportunity for the defendant to commit the criminal act. If you have been charged with a crime that you feel you would not have committed it weren’t for the actions of the police, consult with a criminal defense lawyer about whether or not to raise the claim of entrapment. This defense is risky and should only be used when the evidence to prove entrapment is clear.

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