Yes, although each case is different, and even slight changes in facts can make a large difference in the outcome of the case. It is always best to consult with a attorney regarding any criminal charges.
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Yes, you can easily be convicted. I see it all the time. Consult with a seasoned attorney at once.
Yes. If you buy drugs you can be charged with a crime. Maybe I don't understand your question fully otherwise.
It is always better for police to have a controlled buy as there is less room for the defense to focus on the actions or credibility of the informant. But there is no bright line in criminal cases. It depends on all of the facts and the skill of your counsel. Speak to a lawyer asap.
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Yes, this type of set up happens quite often. Of course, they aren't always the strongest cases for the prosecutor because their star witnesses's (the informant) credibility is a big issue. It would be in your best interest to retain an attorney who can make sure your rights are protected and you are given a fair shot in court.
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Yes, this is a very common law enforcement investigation tactic. If you're charged with a crime, my advice is to retain an experienced attorney right away.
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The CI can record the transaction himself, or you could be charged with no cameras at all, based only on the CI's testimony. The key is a good investigation to attack the credibility of the CI.
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