What qualifies as entrapment?
August 29, 2012 5:56 AM Subscribe
Could one argue entrapment successfully for illegal use of car pool lane if there is heavy traffic caused by ongoing traffic enforcement?
posted by The Violet Cypher to Law & Government (15 answers total)
My wife and I were discussing this today. I supposed that if traffic is heavily congested due to drivers being pulled over for traffic violation on the freeway and a person chooses to bypass the blockage by using the car pool lane illegally they could argue entrapment if they were cited and possibly be successful. She felt that would open the door to any crime during traffic enforcement. What can the lawyers of Metafilter tell me about this?
We live in MN and this is theoretical for us and YANML.