What is Considered “Entrapment” in California?

Under California law, entrapment refers to a situation where a normally law abiding person is induced to commit a crime that he/she otherwise would not have committed.

Official conduct that constitutes entrapment under California law:

  • pressure
  • harassment or threats
  • fraud

Official permissible conduct not subject to California entrapment law:

  • presenting an opportunity to participate in criminal activity
  • initiating the criminal activity
  • undercover operations
  • reasonable assurances that you’re not being “set up”

Entrapment will not serve as a defense if the officer simply offers you the opportunity to participate in an illegal activity. The courts believe that reasonable people presented with a simple opportunity to commit a crime resist the temptation to do so.

If you believe you are a victim of entrapment, contact the Law Office of William Daley at (619) 238-1905 for a free consultation. William Daley is a San Diego criminal defense and San Diego DUI lawyer with over 30 years of experience defending his clients and getting their charges reduced or dismissed. Call THE LAW OFFICE OF WILLIAM DALEY at (619) 238-1905 to set up a free 30 minute consultation today!

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