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If asked, does an informant/undercover cop have to tell you if they are wearing a wire?

Clarksburg, WV |

I'm just curious what law enforcement/informants are allowed and not allowed to do legally without committing entrapment?

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Wearing a wire has nothing to do with the defense of entrapment. No they don't have to tell you they are wearing a wire. If they did what would be the point?


I agree with my colleague. No the CI or officer does not have to tell you. Entrapment concerns your state of mind not theirs.

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