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Ensure Proper Defendant & Informant Sequencing

The success of a case often lies in the proper sequencing of informant development and defendant charging. Selecting the right time and offender for “flipping” and knowing how best to lock-in and memorialize that offender’s cooperation require a careful fact-specific analysis. The factors for identifying potential flips and case planning a sequence of investigative tools are not available in this public e-Guide; however, there are law enforcement-specific trainings that cover the topic. See the Resource page to learn more on how to obtain trainings.

The grouping of defendants with a single case or multiple indictments can affect the subsequent success or failure of defense motions to suppress, motions for severance, or motions to address inconsistent defenses or defense attorney conflicts.

 


For additional information and tools, visit the Resource Page 5.5 Strategies for Prosecution and Law Enforcement.