can the dtf hurt you in court if you don’t help them bust other people?

Asked on June 29, 2009 under Criminal Law, Georgia


B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

It's not so much that they can hurt you, because you wouldn't be asking this question if they didn't have enough evidence to put you in jail.  They can hurt you.  If you cooperate with them, they can go easy, have the prosecutor give you a break;  you can sometimes be allowed to plead guilty to a lesser offense, or at least have a lower sentence recommended.

Whether cooperating makes sense for you, I can't say.  This is something you need to have an attorney think through, with the benefit of all the facts of your case.  One place to find qualifed defense counsel is our website,

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