Do Snitches Get Stitches in Oklahoma?
Do snitches get stitches? Hi, I’m Oklahoma City Attorney Aaron Easton, and while that’s not a question I can answer for you, I can tell you that snitches do get special jury instructions in the state of Oklahoma. In fact, in Oklahoma Uniform Jury Instruction 9-43A, as in Adam, entitled Jailhouse Snitches, we learn that the state of Oklahoma in a criminal trial, when a informant testifies against a defendant, the court is supposed to give the jury the special jury instruction when they’re determining that defendant’s guilt or innocence.
And essentially what it does is it goes through and tells the jury that if a defendant has provided their testimony for things such as pay, immunity from prosecution on this case or another, leniency in prosecution, a personal advantage because they’re being vindictive, things of that nature, that it doesn’t disqualify that informant’s testimony, but the jury is supposed to take that into consideration to determine is this informant, are they overly biased, can I trust what they’re saying about the defendant, and to what level can I trust that?
Why You Need an Attorney
So if you’re currently in a position where you may be going to trial soon, or if you’ve been convicted of a crime or know someone who has, and you believe that an informant testified against you or will testify against you, you’re going to want to talk to an attorney. And you’re going to want to talk to an attorney privately and confidentially to get some answers specific to your case.
So if you want to speak to somebody with my office, we can talk to you and see what it is we can do to help you out, give you some information, and you can reach us at (918) 932-2833.
Take Action Now
If you’re facing the possibility of a trial or dealing with the aftermath of a conviction where an informant played a role, it’s crucial to seek legal guidance. Our experienced attorneys can provide the answers and information you need to understand your situation better.
Don’t wait any longer. Call us now at (918) 932-2833 to schedule a free consultation and take control of your case.