Grenada, MS asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Mississippi

Q: Can A Person In Mississippi Be Charged For A Conspiracy When Its Only That Person An A Confedential Informant

My Brother Sold Pills To A CI on two Occassions which it was only a total of 6 Pills for the CI personal use. Wasnt no one's or nothing else involve except my brother an The CI. On the second sale my brother was arrested for sale of a control substance an also Conspiracy. He was charge with Conspiracy for conspiring with the same CI whom set him up. But how is that possible when it was only a buyer an seller relationship plus wasnt nothing or noone else involve. Plus I thought Ms Supreme Court Says That A CI Can Not be a party to a conspiracy when its only the CI an the defendant ?

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Cleveland, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: That is exactly correct. If the conspiracy only involves the accused and a confidential informant, and no other person, then the accused cannot be charged with conspiracy, except under very particular circumstances. Your brother's best bet is going to be to reach out to a criminal defense lawyer so that they can review the facts and circumstances, and develop a plan of action to tackle the charges. Feel free to reach out to any lawyer on here by clicking the contact information next to their name. Most of us on here are happy to provide a free consultation to see how we can help.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.