I was arrested at my house because my wife who is a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic had called the police in a state of delusion and said I was trying to harm her. Once the police arrived, they quickly figured out that I was indeed not trying to harm her and that she was experiencing a psychotic episode. Unfortunately, my wife told them I had some illicit drugs in my bathroom and they found it and arrested me. The amount was not that much and it was in a locked bathroom that is away from everything else in the house. I found out during booking that they were not only charging me with possession, but they were trying to pin a child endangerment charge on me as well. While in jail awaiting to be seen by the judge, I was pulled out of my cell and walked to a room with 2 detectives in it. They offered me a deal where I would give them some information and do a controlled buy and the charges would go away. All i could think about was getting home to my daughter so I accepted their deal and signed some paperwork. I wish I had not done that because the DA was going to drop the child endangerment charges anyways. I want out of the CI agreement, what can happen to me?
A better answer to your question requires more information from you. However, there are some general conclusions. Before proceeding further, I want to emphasize that as a general rule, when the police question you or want to interview you, the most repeated advice criminal defense attorneys provide to folks suspected of crimes is this: "KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT." Do Not Talk to the Police. Simply state something to the effect of, "May I please have your business card because before we speak, I must consult an attorney." After saying this once, remember, the officer is not there speaking to you as a friend nor is the officer under any obligation to be honest with you. The officer is there doing his/her job. Be polite and respectful and if the officer ignores you and continues asking questions, ALWAYS answer, "before we speak, I must consult an attorney." B E C A U S E Y O U A L R E A D Y S P O K E W I T H P O L I C E, T H E W A R N I N G I S A L I T T L E L A T E.
Without knowing what the CI Agreement contains and how you knew that “the DA was going to drop the child endangerment charges anyways,” there’s no way of giving you an informed answer. Your situation begs for an attorney to sort out things. Unless you’re exceptionally skilled at dealing with police and prosecutors, you cannot handle this situation without competent legal advice. A lawyer cannot give you competent legal advice without knowing more about the facts and circumstances surrounding your arrest and subsequent CI agreement.
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