Legal Question in Criminal Law in Maryland


If a person is considering approaching a law enforcement agency to become an informant should they consult an attorney for advise on any legal jepardy they may encounter?

Asked on 1/13/02, 12:57 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Judith Stainbrook Law Offices of Judith S. Stainbrook

Re: Informant

Yes, the person should. The person may have some criminal exposure and should not be in the position of confessing to some crime in order to give information to a law enforcement agency without the advice of an attorney. Even if the law enforcement agency itself first approaches someone to ask him/her for information, the person should consult an attorney to negotiate with the law enforcement agency and to make sure the agency abides by its agreement with the person.

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Answered on 1/13/02, 3:42 am

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