Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi

Q: Are there any laws on criminal defense against confidential informants? Laws that make evidence they provide inadmissibl

Any laws that stop that deem evidence inadmissible or impeaches the confidential informant?

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Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Madison, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: There are not any laws, at least not in the traditional sense, that make a CI's testimony inadmissible. In terms of the CI's testimony, a lawyer typically relies on case law and the rules of evidence to make an argument to a judge as to whether the CI's testimony should be admissible. If it is deemed admissible, then the lawyer can attack the credibility of the CI using other forms of evidence or information about the CI and circumstances of the CI's involvement.

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