Entries by Frank Olberts, lawyer

May the police lure people to do something criminal?

Authorities are bound to rules. When solving crime not all are means allowed. Many regulations are  written in laws. Many other regulations can be found in court decisions. The so called Tallon criterion (1979) is one of these regulations not to be found in the law itsself. The case is about under cover agents who infiltrate in international […]

Festival season, how to prevent a criminal record

It’s summer and the festival season is here again. The Netherlands is known for it’s laid back policy regarding drugs. Soft drugs can be obtained quite easily, but also other narcotics can be bought easily. Therefore, many people goiing to parties assume that really everything is allowed. The legal reaility is otherwise and on many […]