Fort Worth, TX asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas

Q: If i robbed a drug dealer and he has footage of me on his property he is using as extortion, does he really have a case?

I robbed a drug dealer of his narcotics and a neighbor has me on footage in the drug dealers back yard at the approximate time. He is threatening to go to the police unless i pay him money. I can prove he distributes to minors that he is dealing in felony quantities of narcotics. If i turn him in will they still try to prosecute me. I am on deferred to adjudication/probation. I cant not have any run ins with the law. Should i turn him in or not. Im worried if i turn him in wothout making sure first then he will use the footage he has been using for extortion against me and that will be a probation violation for me. I know i messed up but i need some help. This happened before i went on probation for the record. I was in a hard spot trying to make up on court fees. Now that i am on probation and essentially beat the case i am trying to comlletely turn over a new leaf and go straight. Im trying to get a new job now that i dont have a pending felony case but i dont want him to change that

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Grant St Julian III

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Stop admitting to felonies on social media. Your situation is a total mess. Should you report a felony before someone reports a different felony on you? Consider the two actions totally independent of one another. Your acquaintance will or will not report the robbery to the police, and reporting him as a drug dealer will have no affect on whether you are prosecuted for another charge.

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