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I was told by an Investigator at the Sheriff's Department that I, "hadn't need to worry about any charges coming my way from them." I was put in a situation where I became a confidential informant. I have busted 9 people for them, and only one is left in lockdown. Should I worry about anything?
I know that the State's Attorneys office has the right to prosecute or not. But the language the Investigator uses has a lot of deception and double talk in it. He also said that he would give me my weapons back, but he needed to talk to me first. I assume it is for a continued path as an informant, but who knows with these guys.
They initially said that the statute of limitations was three years, a few months back. I just want to move on with my life. They made me sign all sorts of waivers, including a waiver to counsel, while I was drunk and stoned.
Since then, I've tried to establish myself in a legitimate career. The stress is killing me, and ruining my family.
Not to mention we had an open complaint against a Sheriff's Deputy from the same county. And the search warrant was all sorts of jacked up. Although, I've never seen a no-knock that had the DEA and ATF listed. Which raises considerable concerns for me as well.They also made me give them a taped and signed confession after placing a gun to my head earlier in the evening during the arrest (although I presented no clear danger.) They made me sign a waiver of speedy trial, and a waiver of entrapment as well. If I lawyer up, is it possible for the lawyer to negotiate behind the scenes without the Sheriff's Department finding out? E.g., could my lawyer talk the State's Attorneys office into not filing anything considering my level of cooperation. I've brought the Sheriff's about $100k in seizures of property and drugs. And they also would seemingly need me to testify, considering not everybody accepts a plea.