Caught a New Case? Not a Time for New Friends!

Posted by Corey L. Scott | Jul 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Every year, millions of Americans find themselves sitting in a local county jail awaiting trial. It may be that they did not possess the resources to post bond, or for whatever reason the judge decided to keep them there until trial. These individuals might be there for weeks, months, or sometimes even years, cut off from their family and without any sense of normalcy. In these types of situations, isolated from family, coworkers, or friends, it is understandable to battle with feelings of loneliness. It is natural to feel like you want to connect with someone who may be going through the same thing. Here lies a problem that has the potential to destroy your case.

Many people in these circumstances find themselves making connections among other inmates, believing they have found a new friend in the commonality of despair. Because they are both going through the same thing, they start confiding in one another. Trusting in this comradery, imagine the shock when they discover at a later date, that the person they had trusted and confided in is now on the list as a witness against them in their case! Too many people have made this mistake and have shared intimate details about their case and their past to someone who was the enemy all along.

I don't care how discouraged you get, when you are in jail awaiting trial always remember—no new friends.

My name is Corey Scott. If you have any questions for me, please reach out. I would be more than happy to talk to you. 

About the Author

Corey L. Scott

Corey L. Scott, was born and raised in East Chicago, Indiana. Upon graduation from East Chicago Central High School, Corey attended Indiana State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology.  Upon graduation, Corey accepted a position with the Marion County Superior Court, Juvenile Division where he served with distinction for the next nine years, eventually being promoted to Director of the Youth Counseling Department. Pursuing his dream of becoming an attorney, Corey attended the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis.  While in law school, Corey was an Indiana Council on Legal Education Opportunity (ICLEO) fellow and participated in Moot Court competitions.  He also worked in the Marion Superior Court, Criminal Division as a bailiff and research assistant to the Honorable Tanya Walton Pratt, who serves as a Judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Corey also served as an internship law clerk to the Honorable Judge, Margret G. Robb, at the Indiana Court of Appeals. Finally, upon graduation from law school, Corey had the distinct honor and privilege to serve as a law clerk to the Honorable Justice, Robert D. Rucker, who sits on the Indiana Supreme Court. Corey then became an associate with Mike Norris Law Office, where he specialized in bankruptcy law with a main concentration on working to assist families obtain a fresh start through Chapter 7 bankruptcy.  Still a young attorney, Corey then served as a public defender at the Marion County Public Defender Agency.  In this position, Corey gained invaluable trial experience by defending clients in a wide range of matters from misdemeanors to serious felonies on a daily basis.  It was also during this time that Corey discovered his passion for representing and serving "everyday people." An entrepreneur at heart, Corey established the Law Office of Corey L. Scott, P.C.  Since then, he and his staff have served the greater Indianapolis community and surrounding counties in several legal disciplines including: Bankruptcy, Criminal Defense and Family Law.  In keeping with his vision, Corey L. Scott, P.C., is a client focused, results oriented general law practice that endeavors to provide legal solutions for "everyday people" charged with a crime, dealing with financial crisis or going through a difficult divorce. Corey has also been active serving the greater Indianapolis community by participating in pro bono programs such as "Ask a Lawyer," the "Modest Means" panel program which allows individuals to afford legal counsel at a fraction of normal rates, Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic and the Heartland Pro Bono Council program. Corey is a proud member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, Indiana Bar Association, American Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.


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