2020 Trends that Can Affect Criminal Case Outcomes in Dallas

In the 21st century, it has become more difficult than ever to avoid the conveniences of the modern world, including technology. From texting your best friend to posting photos of your dinner on Instagram, our lives have become visible to the world through the internet. If you have been charged with a crime, it is integral that you refuse the urge to post anything or speak to anyone concerning your case.

At The Fellman Law Office, we handle almost every type of state criminal offense, misdemeanor, and felony, and we are dedicated to giving you the best possible defense for your case. Our Dallas criminal defense attorney needs you to help your case, though, by avoiding social media posting, texting, and emailing about anything that could be used against you in court.

Modern Technology Can Be Dangerous to Your Case

Once you have been charged with a crime, police investigations will inevitably include your digital life as well as your real, physical life. Texts, social media posts, and emails are all typically admissible in court. You mustn’t discuss or post about your case online, nor post anything which could look incriminating or be damaging to your defense.


It has become quite common that most people prefer to text with their friends, families, co-workers, and acquaintances rather than calling. A record of these texts can be accessed by the prosecution and used against you in court if you discuss your case or the crime that you have been charged with. It is highly recommended that you refrain from partaking in this modern communication trend to ensure that nothing can be misconstrued or used to mischaracterize you.

Social Media

From Facebook to Twitter, Instagram to TikTok, and everything in between, many people have become obsessed with social media. However, posts on social media–even from “private” accounts–can be accessed by the police and possibly used against you.

If you have been charged with a DWI, for instance, posts that depict you consuming excessive, or seemingly excessive amounts of alcohol (regardless of the actual situation) can damage your case. The same can be said for most types of criminal charges, so it is important to avoid social media as much as possible. It is also advised that you refrain from attempting to delete any past posts on social media, as that may look like an effort to hide evidence. Allow your criminal defense attorney to defend you in the best way possible, and don’t make that job any more difficult.


Just as with texting, email can also be discovered and used against you if you discuss your case or the crime you have been charged with. Though it may be difficult, abandon your online persona until your trial has concluded to ensure that nothing can be used as evidence of perceived guilt.

During your trial, the only person you should feel comfortable enough to speak freely and openly with is your defense attorney. The attorney-client privilege covers anything you say, so when you need to discuss your case and the events in question, our criminal defense lawyer at The Fellman Law Office is the one person you can trust.

Contact Our Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney

Marc Fellman at The Fellman Law Office is dedicated to defending his clients’ innocence and ensuring that justice is served. He has the knowledge, skills, and experience with criminal defense law in Dallas to develop the best possible strategy for your case, and he will stick by you through the verdict. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime in Dallas, Texas, contact us for help.