When one doesn't a crime how do they avoid being in the paper? How do they ask to not be in the paper.
Most criminal cases are not reported in the press, or at least not reported widely enough for most people to notice. Unfortunately, the First Amendment (right of free speech) protects newspapers and websites when they do publish information about a criminal case. This is true, even if you get the record of the case annulled. However, some websites will remove coverage, on request, after proof of an annulment is provided.
The first key to avoiding press coverage is to avoid hiring a lawyer who may seek it out himself or herself. If the lawyer you meet seems like a showman, a big ego, a self-promoter, these are red flags for a lawyer that may talk to the press about your case and create additional publicity that you do not need.
Beyond that, unfortunately, the answer to your question is that most, if not all, newspapers and websites will not honor a request by the accused or her family, to not publicize a criminal matter.
My 20 year old son was arrested recently for 2 charges 1. possesion of a controlled drug and 2 transport of controlled drug. both misdemenor A's. He was honest with the officer and polite. He has never been in trouble with the law. He is a college...
Your son needs a lawyer for a number of reasons, the most concerning of which is that "mushrooms" were seized... if the results of analysis by the NH Forensic Laboratory come back positive for the controlled drug psylocybin, this could result in indictment by the Merrimack County Grand Jury for a felony charge. This is offered for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice pertaining to this specific case.
My office is in Concord, I have 17 years criminal defense experience and 90percent of my caseload are criminal cases. I offer a 30 minute free consultation.
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