Today’s legal pro-tip: If you are a criminal defendant, or a potential criminal defendant — SHUT UP.
Don’t talk on the internet, even if you get “free advice” from professionals on the internet. Guess what? DAs read Avvo.com too.
So if you’re a criminal defendant, or a potential criminal defendant, do the following:
- Shut up.
- Don’t post on about your case on the internet. This means Avvo, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Instagram, Grindr — WHATEVER.
- Call an attorney immediately.
- Did I mention SHUT UP?
Talking on the internet cannot help you. It can, and will, only hurt your case.
You hire a lawyer, you get someone who’ll be the only person between you and a prosecutor gunning for your head.
In the meantime SHUT UP. Free legal advice on the internet is worth what you pay for it. Except this advice. This advice might just save your ass.