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Taking care when talking about criminal allegations

On Behalf of | Feb 22, 2023 | Crimes

If you suspect that you are under investigation for a crime, who you talk to and what you say could help or hinder your case.

Knowing what you should and should not say and to whom will be crucial as you move forward.

Anyone else related to the alleged crime

It may seem natural to want to talk to others who are also suspected of the same crime as you, but you need to take care. What if one of them is a police infiltrator? Or just someone willing to throw you under the bus if it means that they’ll face fewer consequences? The police might also be paying close attention to the other person, and you choosing to meet up with them or phone that person could be taken as a sign you were working together.

You also should not attempt to contact a witness or someone who has accused you of a crime, as that could lead to charges for intimidation, even if you do not actually say anything threatening.

The world, in general

The general public does not need to hear about what is happening to you through your social media, even if they might want to. Police and prosecutors often monitor accounts for information. People you know could post things that harm your defense, for example, mentioning how you used to smoke drugs together back in college, which prosecutors might use to try and say that you have always been involved with illegal drugs.

Your legal team is the best option if you have things you want to share and doubts you need addressed. They can give you accurate information and use the information you give them to build a defense.



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