When law enforcement agents are suspicious of a possible illegal act, they may try to catch the criminal in person with a set-up that is known as a “sting operation.” However, these law enforcement agencies can actually break the law themselves if they choose to act too aggressively. When a police officer or other law enforcement agent actually provokes someone to commit the crime, he or she is committing entrapment.

You do not have to suffer the consequences of a crime if a law enforcement agent has acted illegally. If you think you were wrongly accused of a crime because of entrapment, you can hold the law enforcement officer responsible for leading you to commit the crime. To speak with a professional legal representative about your options, contact the experienced Cape Cod criminal defense lawyer James Powderly at 508-343-0676 today.

Elements of Entrapment

In many cases, a law enforcement official will impersonate a prostitute or drug dealer when committing entrapment. To be considered entrapment, the officer must do the following:

  • He or she must approach the subject first
  • The person accused of the crime would have planned to commit the crime even if the officer was not present

Proving entrapment can be a very difficult task. In order to have a case, the officer has to fully talk you into the crime and not just present you with the opportunity.

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To fight against an officer of the law for committing entrapment, you need the help of a qualified legal representative. To speak with an experienced legal advisor, contact Cape Cod entrapment attorney James Powderly at 508-343-0676 and schedule a free consultation.

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