I'm Facing Criminal Charges. Can I Talk to My Friends and Family About the Case?
I'M FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES. CAN I TALK TO MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY ABOUT THE CASE?
December 1, 2015 Law Offices of Barry M. Wax
You know after someone's been arrested and charged with a crime they're so uncertain about what's going to happen and many times the best things that people can do is talk about it with their friends and their families. It's not a bad thing to do because emotionally it helps you but from a perspective of being able to defend your case it can actually hurt you.
You know, when we talk to our friends and family we don't really know what's going to happen to us and they don't know what's going to happen so the advise that they give you may actually be wrong or it may be counterproductive to your dealing with the situation in an effective and constructive manner.
I always recommend to my clients that when they're charged with a crime the only person that they talk with it about is their attorney and there's a lot of reasons for this. Your attorney knows what you're experiencing and your attorney can give you the right answers to help you deal with all of the issues that present themselves and that's' the most important thing because what you need to do is be fully informed and you can only do that by asking the right questions, making the right choices and listening to the advice that you receive from your attorney and that's how I would handle it.