Criminal Defense Advice “Straight Outta the Bible!”

Posted by Corey L. Scott | Nov 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Don't be fooled. Bad company does corrupt good character.

Recognize these words of wisdom? Believe it or not, this insight comes directly from the Bible. Indeed, First Corinthians 15 and 33 advises us to not be deceived or misled, because bad company corrupts good character. I want to talk about this, not as a preacher, but as a criminal defense attorney. I have been a practicing defense attorney for 20 years this November, and have seen this statement prove itself true repeatedly. However, you do not need to be an attorney to know that if you hangout with knuckleheads, you get a knucklehead award.

If you associate with individuals who are engaging in criminal activity, there is a good chance that you will become a criminal. If you associate with individuals who are committing felonies, there is a good chance that you might become a convicted felon. Bad company corrupts good character. Be very careful with who you choose to hang around, because I have seen it time and time again. If you are around folks who are doing bad things, there is a good chance you may find yourself on the wrong end of a criminal charge. At risk of losing your freedom, all because you chose to surround yourself with the wrong people.  

Do not be deceived, do not be misled. I hope this helps somebody, and I ask for you to share this with anybody in your life who needs to hear it. If you have any questions for me please send me an email or give me a call. I am always more than happy to talk with 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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