Can a prosecuting person be considered a police informant?

If Dave has filed charges against Phil for something, can Dave then (after filing the charges) be considered a police informant against Phil? It was my understanding that Dave could not be a police informant, as his view of information would be tainted by his own prosecution of Phil. I am checking my knowledge of this.

Tampa, FL -

Attorney Answers (3)

Steven Douglas Knittle

Steven Douglas Knittle

Criminal Defense Attorney - Gulf Breeze, FL
Answered

If Dave has filed charges against Phil...... WHY would Phil have anything to do with Dave thereafter, let alone divulge incriminating evidence to Dave??????

Eugene Bullard Nichols

Eugene Bullard Nichols

Criminal Defense Attorney - Jacksonville, FL
Answered

I must admit, I am lost. If you would like to email me directly, I would be happy to piece some of this together for you.

Gene

Craig A. Epifanio

Craig A. Epifanio

Criminal Defense Attorney - Saint Petersburg, FL
Answered

I agree that your question is a little confusing. I can't imagine Phil wanting anything to do with Dave if he has convinced the state attorney to press charges. But if Phil wants to keep admitting things to Dave, then certainly Dave can still be a witness against Phil.

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