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 [...]

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