If asked, does an informant/undercover cop have to tell you if they are wearing a wire?
Asked over 2 years ago - Clarksburg, WV
I'm just curious what law enforcement/informants are allowed and not allowed to do legally without committing entrapment?
Attorney answers (2)
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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