My boyfriend and I just got back together. We were together for three days when the police executed a search warrant on his home. I was there at that time, moving a few of my things in, which were still in the car. They found marijuana pipes. He freely admitted to the pipes being his, but he also agreed to work with the police as a Confidential Informant. The police told me I had nothing to worry about as they knew through their investigation I had nothing to do with his nefarious and illegal activities. They were fully aware the paraphernalia wasn’t mine. But at the end of the ordeal, I was the one who got arrested and taken to jail. My boyfriend was never arrested. Apparently he sold some of his Rx to a friend of his who was a Confidential Informant herself, which is why they had the search warrant. I know they were his, as I had seen him smoke from them before. He told he police they were his, and they charged me with the crime. I have a hunch they couldn’t charge him with a crime because it would ruin his credibility, but wouldn’t it have already been tainted due to the criminal investigation against him?
At your trial, the DA will need to convince the jury beyond a reasonable doubt that you had knowledge of the contraband's presence at a place where you were also present, and exercised some level of control over it (such as once using it yourself). If their witnesses can be shown up as liars, you will probably win. As you discovered, the police are permitted to lie to you and false promises like this are a common tactic. If you want to avoid being dragged into these situations in the future, all you need to do is to quit hanging out with dopers. If you don't do that, get used to going to court, and maintain a legal defense fund, because this certainly will not be the last time.
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Well, by making all this public you may have severely impacted your boyfriends value as a CI. I don’t know why you were arrested, but the police and your boyfriend may have used you as the fallguy/girl. Bad timing for you and dump this guy. Get a lawyer to figure all this out and don’t comment on public sites. Speak with your lawyer. It sounds very strange but I’ve seen it before.
Yes, you can be charged, and it sounds like you HAVE been charged. I would strongly advise you to obtain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as humanly possible. If you cannot afford to hire one on your own (with the help of family and friends), then contact the Office of the State Public Defender to see if you are eligible to have them appoint an attorney to represent you.
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