Personal Relationships That Can Land You in Prison

Posted by Corey L. Scott | Feb 23, 2023 | 0 Comments

It's not exactly right to assume that everyone who goes to prison is a bad person. There are a lot of things that could have contributed to them ending up in jail. As the nature vs. nurture theory goes, a person is shaped both by their upbringing and environment. Their experiences and who they surround themselves with contribute greatly to the course of their lives.

From this stems the concept of “peer pressure.” Because people have grown to value friendships, there is also the tendency for them to blur the lines between a good friend and a bad influence. And this leads to serious problems that can affect a person's life — sometimes even sending them to prison.


Red Flags in Personal Relationships

It has happened time and time again where a person ends up on trial and convicted of a crime because they weren't careful with the company they surrounded themselves with. Maybe they stayed in childhood friendships because they've been through so much together. Or maybe they use the excuse of being in love to allow themselves to get stuck in a vicious and toxic cycle.

But suppose those relationships are constantly putting them in trouble, causing them to lose their freedom, or entangling them in legal matters. In that case, these are red flags that the friendship or romantic involvement is toxic and unhealthy.


Learn When to Cut People Off

It's human nature to protect relationships, but if those relationships are causing people to get caught up in the criminal justice system or go to jail, it might be time to cut them off. How many times does it take for one to be in a bad situation before they begin to leave harmful relationships?

Loving or caring about someone does not entitle them to put people in situations they don't deserve. A lot of people are in jail right now because of bad personal relationships — it happens, and that's something that everyone should remember and consider.

Stop the cycle of destruction, cut the ties, and go a different direction.

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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