In Michigan, entrapment occurs when the police engage in impermissible conduct that would induce a law-abiding individual under similar circumstances to commit the crime, or the police engage in conduct so reprehensible that it cannot be tolerated by the court.A successful entrapment defense focuses on establishing unethical police tactics that coerce otherwise law-abiding citizens to break the law.In addition to private chat with friends, public chat rooms make it easy to meet new friends anonymously.

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Law enforcement officers impersonating minors in order to entice individuals into illegal liaisons is a favorite lie used by police.

In other cases, law enforcement agencies entice individuals to download or share inappropriate images over the Internet or on cell phones.

Age/sex/location (commonly referred to by the shorthand A/S/L, asl or ASL) is an article of Internet slang used in instant messaging programs and in Internet chatrooms.

It is used as a question to find out the age, sex (or gender), and general location of the person one is talking to.

Over the last several years, prosecutions have increased significantly of individuals who use a computer in the privacy of their own homes for committing alleged Internet sex crimes.

By engaging in Internet "stings" in chat rooms and on social networking sites, law enforcement agencies attempt to lure otherwise law abiding individuals into inappropriate conversations with a purported "minor." These contacts often form the basis of an accosting and/or solicitation of a minor offense.A good rule of thumb is if you are in an Internet chat room or social networking site, do not send any images or engage in any questionable conversations unless you have personal knowledge of the other individual's identity and that they are at least 18 years of age.Remember the person you are chatting with could be an undercover police officer posing as a minor.If the individual you are conversing with claims to be under 18 years of age, you should refrain from any communication that could be construed as sexual in nature.It is always better to err on the side of caution when the potential criminal penalties are severe.Contact The Internet Crimes Defense Team With Proven Results At a time when it may seem nobody is on your side, the law firm of Grabel & Associates is here to help you.