General Advice

Important Advice

  • Do not talk to anyone about your case, other than your Attorney or Public Defender staff.
  • Anyone else may later be forced to testify against you. This includes family and friends. Ask family and friends to respect this advice.
  • If you are in jail: Do not talk about your case on the jail telephone. All phone calls in jail are recorded. Do not speak to any other inmates. Any conversations you have can be used against you in court.
  • All mail that leaves or enters the jail is opened and read. If you write a letter to your attorney, write the words "Attorney-Client Mail" on the envelope.
  • If you are detained in a crime investigation, state clearly that you want to have an attorney present before and during any questioning. If law enforcement continues to question you after you request an attorney, repeat your request for an attorney.