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2 ways you can hurt your criminal case

When facing criminal charges in Louisiana, one thing you need to remember is that your actions and words matter. The prosecution is gathering evidence against you. You do not want to provide them with anything they could use to question your credibility, character or innocence. It is important for you to be mindful of your actions and behaviors so you can avoid complications in your criminal case that can make it harder for you to get a fair trial and outcome. 

As tempting as it may be for you to return to your normal activities and routines, you should think twice about doing so. Here are two actions you should avoid. 

Bragging about the crime 

Whether you are in jail awaiting trials or out on bail and living your normal life, you should not say anything about the circumstances surrounding your criminal charges to anyone. Your family and friends may be pressuring you for details, but anything you say may become the prosecution’s evidence. It is common for cellmates and friends of the accused to become witnesses for the prosecution. 

You never know how your words may be used against you, so keep all details about the alleged crime between you and your attorney. You should be open and honest with your legal team so they can provide the right guidance and build a good defense. 

Unfavorable social media behavior 

You may be used to posting details about your life on social media. But when it comes to crimes, this is one area you should stay quiet. Your social media activity may be under investigation and become admissible evidence in your situation. Any words, jokes, videos and pictures you share and comment on may become evidence to convict you. You cannot hide or destroy anything you say or do online. The prosecution can subpoena access to your accounts and use forensic experts to recover what you thought you deleted. 

You should not underestimate the seriousness of your situation if you are facing misdemeanor or felony criminal charges. You do not need any additional issues to come up that could lead to additional charges and more penalties, so always watch what you say or do.

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