2009 New Jersey Code
Section 2C:2
2C:2-12 - Entrapment

2C:2-12.  Entrapment     a.  A public law enforcement official or a person engaged in cooperation with such an official or one acting as an agent of a public law enforcement official perpetrates an entrapment if for the purpose of obtaining evidence of the commission of an offense, he induces or encourages and, as a direct result,  causes another person to engage in conduct constituting such offense by  either:

    (1) Making knowingly false representations designed to induce the belief that such conduct is not prohibited;  or

    (2) Employing methods of persuasion or inducement which create a substantial  risk that such an offense will be committed by persons other than those who are  ready to commit it.

    b.  Except as provided in subsection c. of this section, a person prosecuted  for an offense shall be acquitted if he proves by a preponderance of evidence  that his conduct occurred in response to an entrapment.  The issue of  entrapment shall be tried by the trier of fact.

    c.  The defense afforded by this section is unavailable when causing or threatening bodily injury is an element of the offense charged and the prosecution is based on conduct causing or threatening such injury to a person other than the person perpetrating the entrapment.

     L.1978, c. 95, s. 2C:2-12, eff. Sept. 1, 1979.  Amended by L.1979, c. 178, s. 9, eff. Sept. 1, 1979.

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