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Stings & Entrapment

Evaluating the Entrapment Defense After a Sting Operation

When a client comes to us seeking a strong defense against criminal charges, we look carefully at the nature of the evidence that the state will use. In many instances, the evidence was obtained illegally, in violation of constitutional protections. If that is the case, we can move to have that evidence excluded from the criminal proceedings. We force the prosecution to prove its case using only properly obtained evidence.

At our law firm, Curcillo Law, LLC, our Harrisburg criminal defense lawyers review police reports and witness statements to ensure that the client was not unlawfully entrapped during a sting operation or through another law enforcement action. This is most frequently the case in matters involving sex crimes and drug crimes. In each case we handle, we fully examine the details of the criminal allegations to ensure that the prosecution does not violate our client's rights by using illegal evidence.

Proving that Entrapment Occurred

In order for their evidence to be admissible in court, sting operations must follow rigid rules so they can avoid claims of entrapment. The primary defense against evidence produced by a sting operation is the claim that the illegal activity would not have occurred without law enforcement's presence. The situation must be carefully evaluated to distinguish between a successful sting operation, which is legal, and entrapment, which is not. Arguments regarding stings and entrapment are notoriously challenging for all but the most experienced defense lawyers.

Seasoned Criminal Defense Attorneys in Harrisburg

Our legal team has successfully established entrapment defenses for clients charged with Internet sex crimes and drug trafficking. With experience in criminal law dating back to 1985, Attorney Joseph A. Curcillo, III has the knowledge and skills that are needed to evaluate evidence and, if warranted, develop a strong argument for entrapment. Call a Harrisburg criminal defense lawyer from Curcillo Law today!

  • Experience

    90 Years
    Combined Experience

    When choosing a lawyer, experience makes the difference in the fight.

    Read Our Firm's History [+]
  • Success

    Top 100
    Trial Lawyers

    We have been awarded many honors, from Super Lawyers® to Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

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  • Devotion

    Our Client
    Reviews

    Every client & their victory is priority to us as demonstrated through our reviews.

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  • Protection

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