How Confidential Informants Impact a Case

In criminal cases, using a confidential informant is a common tactic. A Confidential Informant is an individual who covertly provides verifiable and credible information about criminal activities to law enforcement officers. Often, a criminal informant has played some part in the crime being prosecuted. In exchange for their information or undercover work, they are spared prosecution. 

Confidential informants can also play a key role in military cases by pitting one service member against another in exchange for leniency and/or immunity based on the information and covert intelligence provided.

If you or a loved one suspects or has evidence that prosecutors are using a confidential informant to strengthen their case, contact an FPG confidential informant attorney. 

Why You Need a Confidential Informant Attorney

The use of a confidential informant can make or break an attorney’s defense strategy. Whether you are facing charges of  drug offenses, computer crimes,  assault, battery, or  espionage, reliable informants can provide key, incriminating evidence that may ultimately sway the judgment handed down by a court-martial or criminal court. 

An experienced court-martial attorney understands the importance of investigating the crime itself.  Our confidential informant attorneys can help discredit the informant and throw out the testimony or validate their information to strengthen your case. Our team understands that prosecutors can be aggressive when trying to make their case.

Our team of military confidential informant attorneys will work hard to obtain the best resolution to your case. Contact us today!  

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Frequently Asked Questions

It is suggested you seek an attorney the moment you are notified of possible disciplinary action. There is a wide range of disciplinary action a service member might face, and the consequences of those actions vary greatly. A military law attorney can discuss the possible consequences, and how best to proceed in your particular case.  

Service members have the right to always remain silent. This right is listed in Article 31(b) of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The natural inclination is to explain why you are not guilty of the allegation. However, the military will always try to use the statement against the service member. For this reason, we always advise clients to exercise their right to remain silent under Article 31(b). The military cannot use your right to remain silent against you.  

You always have the right to consult with an attorney. Depending of the type of investigation or disciplinary action, you may also have the right to have an attorney present with you. It is best to discuss your particular situation with a military law attorney to understand if that right applies to you. 

Yes, each one of the branches has a Court of Criminal Appeals. If you receive either a punitive discharge or in excess of 1 year of confinement, you have the right to an automatic appeal. Just like at the Court-Martial, you will have be detailed a military appellate defense counsel.  

Yes, most service members will be entitled to either an administrative separation board (or, if an officer, a Board of Inquiry). Each branch requires the service member to have been in a certain number of years before they can request to appear before a Board. If you are entitled to a Board, you will have the right to appear with a defense counsel, and present a defense before three Board members. 

 It depends on what the legal issue, and how you are able to challenge the legal issue. The military law attorneys at FPG have represented service members at trial that resulted in a not-guilty verdict. These clients were able to continue their military career as though the Court-Martial never happened.

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