What Is The Difference Between A Sting Operation And Entrapment In NYC?

Entrapment is a defense that we can use in some criminal cases. New York Penal Code 40.05 says it is against the law for law enforcement officers and public servants to commit entrapment.

By contrast, a sting is a completely legal way for law enforcement to try to catch criminals. And on the surface, a sting does not look that much different from entrapment.

Both are often used in drug and prostitution cases, as well as in firearms cases.

What is the difference?

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Jeffery Greco

Jeffery Greco is an attorney providing legal services covering Criminal Defense and Criminal Defense: White Collar and Criminal Defense: DUI / DWI. Jeffery Greco, who practices law in New York, New York, was selected to Super Lawyers for 2020 - 2023. This peer designation is awarded only to a select number of accomplished attorneys in each state. The Super Lawyers selection process takes into account peer recognition, professional achievement in legal practice, and other cogent factors. Prior to becoming an attorney, he studied at South Texas College of Law Houston. He graduated in 2004. After passing the bar exam, he was admitted to legal practice in 2005.

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