Houston criminal defense attorney I enjoy reading an offense report where I can quickly identify different
ways to beat the criminal charges against my client. My analysis is sometimes
obliterated by learning that my client has told someone how they committed
the crime. The client probably believed that since some time has passed
they were in the clear. That is not the case since most crimes have a
long statute of limitations or in a murder case where there is no time
limit when charges may be brought against someone.
The most disappointing thing is that my clients did not confess to the
police, but to friends and/or family members. Surprisingly, this happens
more often than you would think. I am certain that I would have eventually
had the case dismissed, but for the statements that are made. I have come
to realize how difficult it is for people to keep quiet about a crime
they have committed. Please be aware of the pitfalls when you tell anyone
about the circumstances surrounding a crime.