Beware of Drug Informants

Utah Drug Defense Lawyer

Police departments have drug task forces that are concerned only with finding and arresting drug dealers for drug distribution.  In order to do this they set up sophisticated stings and set-ups to try to lure suspects into police traps and then they tag them with felony charges which could result in prison time.

A significant part of drug task forces are the informants.  Police will arrest a low level user or dealer and then hold trumped-up charges over their heads in order to persuade him to rat out someone higher.  When informants get involved they provide an additional hurdle because they have all the incentive in the world to protect themselves at the expense of everybody else.

Informant will call and ask to be met at a certain place and at a certain time in order purchase drugs.  They may be wearing a wire or may be under surveillance so that the drug task force can hear and see everything that is going on.  With electronic surveillance they will more easily be able to prove their case.

Let Us Protect You Against Informant Testimony

Although informant’s can create hurdles and other challenges in a Utah criminal drug case, a good attorney may be able to protect you from the informant’s involvement depending on how the informant is involved, his own criminal history, and what type of deal the police made with him.  The informant’s credibility may be attacked if he has a personal interest in testifying so as to protect himself.  Such a personal interest may weaken the State’s case and you will need experienced legal counsel to capitalize on every weakness available.

Contact Us If You Have Drug Distribution Charges

If you are facing drug distribution charges anywhere in Utah, call our criminal defense lawyers.  We’ll provide you the defense services that you will need to protect your interests.  Call us at 801.618.1334

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