Friday, May 22, 2015
A Fort Lauderdale Criminal Lawyer Can Claim Entrapment as Defense
It is up to the police authorities to make sure that the streets are kept clean of criminal activity. Unfortunately, there are cases when these operations are orchestrated and set up to facilitate the commission of the crime, before pinning it on an unsuspecting individual. It is then up to an experienced Fort Lauderdale criminal lawyer to get to the truth for the sake of the accused. To put this into better perspective, just this month, authorities arrested four men who were thought to be smuggling cocaine worth more than $500,000 through Port Everglades. However, as reported by the Sun Sentinel, “defense lawyers for some of the men say the undercover drug sting, involving more than 44 pounds of fake cocaine, might be considered entrapment.” They argued that the law enforcement may have bribed the suspects with the promise of easy money then promptly arrested them.