Will Helping the Police With Another Case Lessen an Arrestee’s Charge?

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‘A person is arrested for drug trafficking, they then help the police with giving them information that leads to police making a larger bust, the person then has to go to trial for the drug trafficking charges, will the fact that they helped the police make a much larger bust help or benefit them any at all in court?’

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It certainly can help, but typically that deal is cut before they help make the bigger bust, i.e. “I will help you make the bigger bust in exchange for a lesser charge.” But even after the fact, it certainly can help, and their defense attorney should be made aware of the fact that they assisted in the larger bust.



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