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Can my identity be kept confidential if I want to assist law enforcement?

Posted by Michael G. Butash | Aug 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Can my identity be kept confidential if I want to assist law enforcement?

The answer to that is yes and no. It's going to depend on how much information you give law enforcement and to what extent you're going to be involved in any type of assistance, such as if you were just to give somebody a name of an individual, that officer may go out and watch that individual and then develop their own case based on their observations.

However if you are directly involved in the case, such as you go out and make a [buy 00:00:36] for an individual and turn it over to law enforcement, then it's likely that your name will come up down the line, should that case go to trial and should there be a deposition in the matter.

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Michael G. Butash

Michael G. Butash Stetson University College of Law Florida State University Former State Prosecutor Mike grew up in the Tampa Bay area and graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1997. He was immediately hired as an Assistant State Attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit (Pinellas/...


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