When being accused by an anonymous informant, do you have the right to face your accuser at trial? 8 Answers as of August 01, 2013

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Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
Depends. IF the police have evidence besides what they were told by the CI, the answer typically is no.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 8/1/2013
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
It depends if they need the person's testimony to convict you. Maybe.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 7/31/2013
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
Yes, you have a right to a trial were they have to present the evidence.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska
Replied: 7/29/2013
ROBERT HAMBRICK Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorney
ROBERT HAMBRICK Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorney | ROBERT HAMBRICK
In Florida you do have the right to face your accuser at your trial even if he was anonymous before the trial. Your attorney will be allowed to ask him questions and the Judge will make him answer or face contempt of court charges.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 7/29/2013
The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr. | Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
Maybe. Depends on what you were supposed to have done according to informant and what you are being accused of doing. That is a very broad generalization. See your attorney about the specifics of your case.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/27/2013
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    Yes, you have a constitutional right to face your accuser at trial.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 7/27/2013
    Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
    Yes, you will have the right to face your accuser.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 7/26/2013
    Barton Barton & Plotkin
    Barton Barton & Plotkin | Maurice Ross
    Usually but this is complex. If the informer's safety is at risk or if he needs to remain undercover, techniques may be used to allow your counsel to cross examine him without revealing his fake or identity. This can be a very hard issue for a court to decide. Anyone in this situation will need to receive counsel from experienced criminal defense counsel.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 7/26/2013
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