As Tempe criminal lawyers, we believe the best way to understand police entrapment in Arizona is to look at a few examples. Although the line between entrapment and actual guilt can be very thin, seeing examples can help you better understand your real-life situation and rights.

Examples of potential police entrapment include:

  • While you are waiting for your designated driver after a night out drinking, he gets into a fight. When police get involved, they order you to get into your vehicle and leave the scene. They then arrest you for a Tempe DUI. 
  • An undercover officer knows you used to use drugs, and she asks you to obtain methamphetamine for her. You refuse, but she continues to pressure you to do so. When you finally break down and find meth for her, you're arrested for a drug offense. 
  • Undercover police agents offer to sell you underage pornography. Although you decline, they continue to send you offers and use different tactics to get you to buy. You eventually give in, and they arrest you for child pornography.

In each of these cases, your specific circumstances will figure highly in how possible it will be to prove entrapment. For example, if you feel you were pressured into selling drugs, it would be important to show that no drugs were found in your home, and you have attended rehab in the past. Entrapment defenses can be extremely subjective, and it's crucial to have a skilled Tempe criminal lawyer on your side to protect your rights. Give us a call today at 1-888-929-5292 to schedule a free, no-obligation legal consultation and request your FREE copy of our book, Arizona Criminal Law - What You Must Know.

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