US Criminal Law/Defenses/Consent

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Consent involved with entrapment can be defined as law giving an individual and or individuals permission to enter into a situation in which they may or will have to enter some environment participating in unlawful conduct. This permission is allowed to an individual so that evidence and prosecution may be obtained by getting first hand knowledge of a crime without the purpose being known. This consent giving allows immunities to the informant protecting them from prosecution by the law itself. This consent can be considered helpful as well as harmful as the situation the informant is sent to may lead to addiction or later conflicting troubles. This consent can also be used as a legal defense in later circumstances in which the informant cannot be held to full extent of law due to the previous permission giving by the same law. Entrapment is tricky and can be used either way. Depending on the honesty and true intentions set forth to conduct law instructed business.