While the majority of people are familiar with the term entrapment, few understand what a police entrapment defense entails. If you were arrested or charged with a crime, it is crucial that you speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney to learn more about your options and the penalties you face.

At Michael J. Snure, P.A., our lawyers have more than 30 years of legal experience. Our founding partner, Michael J. Snure, is board-certified in criminal trial law. When you need tenacious defense, schedule a consultation at our firm.

Is Police Entrapment A Viable Defense?

Police Entrapment There are specific criteria that need to be met for an entrapment defense to be effective. Popularized by television and movies, individuals assume that entrapment occurs if a law enforcement officer or confidential informant merely suggests or participates in the commission of a crime. The defense must show that the criminal activity was encouraged by law enforcement or that law enforcement employed methods of persuasion that created an atmosphere of risk if the criminal act was not committed.

An entrapment defense will not be effective if the prosecutor can show that the individual was ready to commit the crime regardless of law enforcement's encouragement. It is not uncommon for law enforcement to develop sting operations centered on sex crimes, Internet crimes or drug crimes. If you feel your participation in the commission of a crime was largely due to encouragement or pressure from a law enforcement officer, schedule a consultation at our Orlando, Florida, office.

Discuss Your Options For Criminal Defense

If you were charged with a sex crime such as prostitution or solicitation, call our firm at 407-469-6200 or email us to schedule a consultation. We offer a no-obligation initial consultation to discuss your situation and learn about your legal options.