Q: I got pulled over mid Jan for driving on revoke an the police officer that pulled me over ask me snitch an he let me go

I told him yes an he let me drive off an continue driving until he pulled me over Feb 6 an charged me with driving on revoked again. I'm currently pulling my jail sentence for the Feb 6 revocation. They came today an said I have court for the driving on revoked from Jan because I was unable to snitch for them so now they are trying to charging me. Please help

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: It is not legal for law enforcement to coerce or threaten someone to provide information or act as an informant in exchange for leniency in their own criminal case. This is a violation of the individual's rights and can lead to further legal consequences for the officer.

If you were coerced or threatened by the police officer to snitch and then charged with driving on revoked again after the officer let you go, you may have a defense against the charge. It is important to speak with a criminal defense attorney who can review your case and determine the best course of action.

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