What is Entrapment? — Louisiana

Louisiana Criminal Law Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. --  New Orleans Criminal Defense   Entrapment: The Basics   Entrapment is an affirmative defense to criminal charges that is generally based on the interaction between police officers and the defendant prior to the alleged crime. A typical entrapment scenario happens when law enforcement officers use coercion and excessive force tactics to induce someone to commit a crime.   Entrapment is not opportunity! Government agents do not entrap defendants simply by offering them an opportunity to commit a crime. People have free will and are expected to resist any ordinary temptation [...]

Affirmative Defense to Kidnapping — Louisiana

  Kidnapping Defense Attorney New Orleans -- Louisiana Law Louisiana Kidnapping Laws -- Here!    Affirmative Defense to Kidnapping The only affirmative defense available for a Kidnapping Charge is Coercion, Duress, or Compulsion.  These generally refer to situations in which a defendant charged with a crime asserts that she committed the offense under a threat from another person to do harm to the defendant if the defendant did not commit the crime. The defense of duress is available when the defendant is coerced to engage in unlawful conduct by the threat or use of unlawful physical force of such degree that [...]