If the police arrest you after you try to sell drugs to an undercover police officer, it is important to find out more about how it came to pass that you were faced with the undercover officer.

The police are allowed to try and catch people out, but only in certain circumstances. If they fall foul of the rules, you might be able to claim entrapment and have your case thrown out.

Here is how Texas defines entrapment

It is when someone does something illegal because they were “induced to do so by a law enforcement agent using persuasion or other means likely to cause persons to commit the offense.”

In other words, in the case of selling drugs to an undercover police officer, you would need to show that the officer somehow encouraged you to sell them drugs. Or that another officer persuaded you to sell drugs to the person.

The bar is quite high to prove entrapment. You need to remember that selling prohibited drugs is illegal, so if you are caught doing it, you are in a very difficult situation. What you try to do when claiming entrapment is argue you only did it because of the law enforcement officer and escape conviction on a technicality.

The police would obviously entrapment, as they know it would prevent them from getting the prosecution they seek. So you will need a skilled legal defense team to construct your argument and present it. While it won’t be easy, nor will the consequences of a conviction. That’s why it is crucial to consider all defense options.