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Can You Explain Entrapment in Houston, Texas?

Just because a person has been charged with a sex crime against a child does not mean that he or she will be convicted of the offense. An experienced sex crime defense attorney will work to build an effective defense against these serious charges. One potential defense is that of entrapment.

What is Entrapment?

The entrapment defense essentially states that the police induced or persuaded a person to commit a crime. In other words, the crime would not have been committed without the police becoming involved.

In order to prove entrapment, the defense must show that the police not only gave the defendant the opportunity to commit the crime but that they police further persuaded the defendant to commit a crime that he or she otherwise would not have committed.

The entrapment defense further requires an admission of guilt on the defendant’s part. In order to prove that the police persuaded a person to commit a crime, the defendant must admit that the crime was indeed committed.

Entrapment in Sex Crime Cases

Entrapment is not the best defense strategy for every offense. However, depending on the circumstances, it may be effective in some cases of prostitution, Internet sex crimes and child pornography.

Entrapment and Your Case

To learn more about the entrapment defense and discuss whether or not it may be a solid defense strategy in your case, schedule a free and confidential consultation with The Law Offices of Ned Barnett today.

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