Social Media and Communications with Others

If you have been accused of a crime, DO NOT DISCUSS YOUR CASE WITH ANYONE other than your attorney. What you tell your lawyer is confidential and protected by the attorney-client privilege, but what you tell other people is confidential, and may be used against you at a later date. This includes texting, emailing, and postings on Facebook and other …

Effect of Felony Conviction/Adjudication for a Juvenile

A conviction of a juvenile offense can affect the rest of your life. Although a juvenile may not lose certain civil liberties in the same way as adult felons do (voting, serving on a jury, etc.), there are significant issues with being adjudicated as a felon. Specifically, the records of the proceeding will never be destroyed and many of the …