Posted on: November 2, 2015 by in Criminal Defense
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Orange County criminal defense lawyerEverybody knows that the police are not allowed to “entrap” suspects. It happens a lot more on television that it does in real life. In the movies and on TV, entrapment happens when a police officer sells illegal drugs and then busts the person who bought them or if a police officer poses as a prostitute, suggests a transaction, and then arrests the person who agrees to the transaction. In real life, these situations may or may not constitute entrapment – the details are what matter. If you are charged with a crime in Orange County or elsewhere in southern California, and if you believe that you have been the target of illegal entrapment by law enforcement officers, take your case immediately to an experienced Orange County criminal defense lawyer.

Legally speaking, an entrapment allegation hinges on a number of factors. If you set forth entrapment as your defense – unlike many other defenses – you will have to prove that you were actually entrapped. This means confessing that you committed the crime and trying to explain that you only did it because you were duped by the police. Entrapment is extremely difficult to prove in a court of law, and if you’re charged with a crime in southern California, your attorney may recommend an alternate approach.

The police understand the rules of entrapment, and undercover officers are particularly skilled and trained at not crossing the line. You may have the vague feeling that you were entrapped, but to use entrapment as a defense, you must be able to prove it. Let an experienced defense lawyer help. If you have been genuinely entrapped or if your rights have been violated in any way by the police, your attorney will fight aggressively for justice on your behalf. If you are charged with a drug crime, a sex crime, a white collar crime, a theft, or a DUI in Orange County or anywhere in southern California, arrange at once to discuss your case with an experienced Orange County criminal defense lawyer.

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