English English Español Español

What You Need to Know about Soliciting for Prostitution and Human Trafficking

Jump to a Section

Initially, soliciting for prostitution and human trafficking are illegal. Occasionally, law enforcement will overstep their authority and entrap an individual in a human trafficking sting. Sometimes the government or its agents cause someone to commit an offense when the individual is not predisposed to commit the crime.

Law enforcement agents may not create a criminal offence, implant in an innocent person’s mind the disposition to commit the criminal act, and then cause the commission of the crime so that the government can prosecute that person.

What Is Entrapment

In many cases, an officer, while working in an undercover capacity, will pose as an escort or a trafficker on social media to entice a curious person to initiate a conversation. Law enforcement sometimes encourages and, as a direct result, causes a person to engage in conduct constituting a crime.

When the police cause an individual to break the law, the defense of entrapment is an issue. Law enforcement agents may not play on the weaknesses of an innocent party and influence them into committing crimes which they otherwise would not have attempted. Law enforcement officials go too far when they implant in the mind of an innocent person the disposition to commit an offense and cause its commission.

Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney to Protect Your Rights

If you or a loved one believe that you have been tricked into committing a criminal offense, you may be entitled to a hearing to establish whether you have been entrapped as a matter of law. If you or a loved one have been arrested in the Tampa Bay area and charged with human trafficking offense, an experienced criminal defense lawyer may be able to have the charges reduced or have the case dismissed, which may keep you from going to jail, and may prevent you from having a record.

Why Daniel J. Fernandez, P.A. is the Best Choice

If you or someone you know has been arrested in the Tampa Bay area and believe that you have been tricked or entrapped by law enforcement, you may be able to get the charges reduced or the case dismissed. If you have been arrested in the Tampa Bay area and need help, Daniel J. Fernandez, P.A., will guide you through the process. Call Daniel J. Fernandez for a free and confidential consultation, or contact us using an online form with your information.

Tampa Criminal defense attorney Daniel J. Fernandez has experience with entrapment cases and will work diligently to get your case dismissed. If you need legal assistance with an entrapment issue, call Daniel J. Fernandez at (813) 229-5353. Se Habla Español!

Daniel J. Fernandez

Daniel J. Fernandez

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney Daniel J. Fernandez defends individuals charged with a misdemeanor and felony criminal offenses throughout the Tampa Bay area and the State of Florida.

Contact Us Today

Do you need legal assistance related to Sex Crimes? Contact us today to get started.

Recent Publications

Have you been arrested? We can help.

Daniel J. Fernandez has successfully defended over 500 clients in trial over the course of his 43-year career as a criminal defense and trial lawyer in Tampa. He will fight for your freedom.

Contact Us

Tell us about your situation and we will do everything we can to help you. Our team is standing by to take your message and provide you with legal guidance. We will fight for your rights.

New Website!

You’ve been redirected from our old website:

Welcome to our new website:

Bookmark this page!