If I got caught with cocaine and become an informat and they promise me no time, does that sound legal?

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If I got caught with cocaine and become an informat and they promise me no time, does that sound legal?

I was pulled over with guys going to work and the police searched the car because

they smelled weed. I was caught having cocaine on my belongings and they questioned me but did not put me in jail. Instead they offered me a deal to be an informant. They promised me no jail time for me to help them out. Can they do that?

Asked on February 24, 2017 under Criminal Law, Texas


B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes, they can offer you that deal.  However, if the DA was not involved in the agreement, then the DA may decide to reject the deal later and proceed to prosecute you.  It's crap and subject to ethics challenges, but it does happen.  You really need to visit with a criminal defense attorney and have them confirm the agreement with the DA so that you don't loose your deal at a later date because a DA suddenly decided they did not like the offer made by the officer.

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