When facing criminal charges, do not discuss your arrest or charges with anyone but an attorney.
You have the right to remain silent and you should use it. First, you have not been convicted of the charges and you are presumed to be innocent. Telling people about your arrest may result in their making premature and/or unfair conclusions about you. In addition, you may be given advice that is not in your best interest. An experienced criminal defense attorney is in the best position to give you the proper advice and to discuss your case with you in confidence.
This is a question that must be answered on a case by case basis after consulting with an attorney. Many factors may come into play. For instance, what does your employee handbook have to say about criminal charges? What is your schedule, will you be missing significant work? What is the nature of the charge? In general, you should not tell your work unless you have discussed it with your attorney first, considered the specific situation and determined that it is appropriate and then you only tell them what your attorney advises you to disclose. Nothing more.
We will provide you with a free no pressure initial consultation. If we take your case, we will do our best to obtain the best possible result for you. You will never be pressured to “take a deal.” Part of our job is to give you all of the information you need to make decisions that are right for you.
Contact an attorney to discuss your case. Only an attorney will be able to discuss your case with you in confidence and take steps to protect your rights.