Why Saying Sorry Isn’t the Best Thing to do After a DWI Accident

Speaker 1: [inaudible]. Hello, my name is Stephen Hamilton and I’m a board certified criminal defense attorney practicing in Lubbock, Texas and the surrounding area.

Speaker 1: Today’s video clip is, you’ve been arrested for a DWI. It involves an accident that somebody else was hurt in. What do you do?

Speaker 1: You know, I have people every day that called me and come in to see me and they feel bad. They feel bad that somebody else got hurt and they want to do the right thing. They want to pick up the phone, they want to go see the injured party and they want to tell them, I’m so sorry that this actually happened in your case. I think personally that you feel like that’s what you want to do but the problem is anything that you say can and will be used against you in your criminal case.

Speaker 1: So if you’re trying to make yourself feel better, if you want to go tell the other party that you’re sorry that it happened, you can expect that that statement in any type of criminal case is going to come back and be used against you. So it’s important before you make any statements to anyone, whether you talked to an adjuster or whether you talk to the person that was hurt or anybody else, that you talk to a lawyer first.

Speaker 1: If you’ve been involved in this type of an accident, it is absolutely critical that you call me, set an appointment as soon as you can. Come in and visit with me. My office number is (806) 794-0394. My name is Stephen Hamilton and I hope you have a wonderful day.

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