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Conduct that may be harmful during your criminal case

On Behalf of | Oct 20, 2023 | Criminal Defense

Facing criminal charges can be a daunting experience. It’s possible that you may have to go to court several times and attend a trial. Every action you take during this period is significant and there are some things that are definitely worth avoiding.

Outlined below are some examples of conduct you should avoid during your criminal case.

Approaching witnesses

You may be aware of some of the witnesses who are testifying against you in court. You know they’ve got it wrong and are eager to explain this to them. Nonetheless, it is vital to refrain from doing this.

Attempting to influence a witness in your case could result in you facing further charges. Your defense team will have the opportunity to cross-examine witnesses during court proceedings. If their story doesn’t add up, then this will become apparent during court hearings.

Excessive social media use

Social media plays a key role in most people’s lives today. You may be tempted to vent your frustrations about the case online. The problem with this is that anyone can access these posts, including the prosecution.

It is not uncommon for prosecutors to subpoena social media posts and bring them into evidence. A seemingly innocent post could be used to build a narrative that potentially helps the prosecution establish your guilt.

It’s important to remember that you will eventually have your day in court. While it can be challenging, it’s best to refrain from making any rash actions while on trial.

Seeking legal guidance will help you to create an effective defense strategy that gets to the truth in your case.