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    Default Wrongly Named by the Police as an Informant

    My question involves criminal law for the state of: New Jersey.

    I was pulled over then arrested for having less than a half of a gram of cocaine in my possession which i already had on my persons prior to going to a friend's house, apparently his residents was under surveillance which is why I was pulled over. When I was questioned by the police and asked if I purchased it at my friends house I told them it was my cocaine and I definitely did not. Fast forward to my charge being downgraded to a misdemeanor. As of recent a police document was given to my friend and states that I told the police I purchased it from him which now portrays me as a "rat" and "liar". How can they document and state the exact opposite of what I said? What do I need to do to clear my name of something that isn't just frowned upon where in from but makes me a leper or even worse?

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    Default Re: Don't Know What to Do

    Cops lie. You can contact your friend's lawyer and tell him/her that you never said that and if called to testify, you will tell the truth, that you didn't buy from the guy and never told the cops you did.

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    Default Re: Wrongly Named by the Police as an Informant

    Well, things like this tend to happen to drug users who hang out with drug dealers. Maybe that's an incentive to change your ways.

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    Default Re: Wrongly Named by the Police as an Informant

    No, you can't get any relief from the police saying you were an upstanding citizen.

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    Default Re: Wrongly Named by the Police as an Informant

    Hmmm ... you're concerned that drug dealing, drug using acquaintances and friends might think ill of you? Maybe it's time to get new friends (and some new social pastimes)?
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    Default Re: Wrongly Named by the Police as an Informant

    Actually I'm not at all concerned with drug-dealing or using friends or acquaintances that has absolutely nothing to do with it I grew up in a part of New Jersey that's predominantly Italian and has always had and still does have a heavy mob influence. More often than not people that you know from there are or were related to somebody directly or indirectly involved with the mob myself included my grandfather and his brothers were big time and well-known bookies and loansharks that had 1st and 2nd cousins and close friends that were legitimate mobsters or more specifically soldiers in a certain family and 90% of my friends which are college graduates and have or work for legitimate and very successful businesses that have no need to do anything illegal to earn money have relatives that still are or were involved in the mop or legitimately in the mop.

    So we grew up thinking and taught that a rat is the lowest scum on Earth that if you do the crime you do the time so my concern is just my reputation and my good name as a stand-up man, I've grown up with family put in jail for very long time because of a rat or rats I grew up with my grandfather, great-uncle's, cousins, close friends of family in jail for periods of time and they almost all put away because of a rat or rats that were their close friends and even family and they decided they couldn't do the time so they flipped so it is looked upon as one of the lowest things you can possibly be in the area where I grew up among the families and friends that I grew up with even if they are all legitimate businessman everyone feel the same way

    the fact is I did not say what these cops had put on a piece of paper nevertheless I put my question on here for help not to be reprimanded scolded or taught a lesson so I don't need your response I don't want it I don't appreciate it but unless you have something you can add to either help me or educate me then please do not respond to my question and judge me you do not know me and I do not need your condescending or so much are caustic remarks if you have something that you can tell me that will educate me or I can learn from or even help me with my situation I will be extremely appreciative and and very happy to pick close attention to anything you have to say the other also I never said the person was a drug dealer he was in fact a member of a different Union that I am going into so it is not a drug user hanging out with drug dealer either way it doesn't even matter so please keep your opinion and your comments to yourself if they're not going to be helpful for the other person who responded thank you for your response I appreciate you telling me something that I can use to turn this around

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    Default Re: Wrongly Named by the Police as an Informant

    Point out to your friend that the police never ever ever disclose who their confidential informants are, so anything that purports to do that is obviously being used for some other purpose. It doesn't take much imagination to think of what that purpose might be.

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    Default Re: Wrongly Named by the Police as an Informant

    Quote Quoting Stuosto0125
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    help me or educate me
    There is no help for the cops labeling you as a rat.

    All you can do is try to convince your friend that you aren't and hope you aren't being fitted for cement overshoes.

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    Default Re: Wrongly Named by the Police as an Informant

    I call BULLSHIT! If you or a family member were in the mob, you wouldn't blabber it all over the internet.
    I'm not a lawyer, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.......

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    Default Re: Wrongly Named by the Police as an Informant

    Why not post it? He is already labeled a rat. All kidding aside, what are their names, ages, and addresses? Ok, now seriously, all the kidding is over now.

    Cdwjava is correct. Officers do not put CI info in a report. That would defeat the whole point of being confidential and it would ruin your usefulness to them. Odds are you never signed a contract to be a CI in the first place. Perhaps you spontaneously uttered something the officer used in his report.

    And if they already had the place under surveillance, odds are they had other CIs already buying from him and you showed up and became an easy target.

    Get some water wings, they help with buoyancy. Darn it, the kidding came back...
    I'm a cop. My opinion does not reflect the views or opinion of my agency. That being said, "Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience."

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