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10 Things Never To Put In Email

Posted by Matthew Marin | Dec 16, 2008 | 0 Comments

Earlier this month Roger Matus posted the 10 Things Never To Put In Email at his Death by Email blog. He recommends that if you find yourself typing any of these phrases, perhaps you should delete the entire email. Here they are:

  1. “I could get into trouble for telling you this, but…”
  2. “Delete this email immediately.”
  3. “I really shouldn't put this in writing.”
  4. “Don't tell So-and-So.” Or, “Don't send this to So-and-So.”
  5. “She/He/They will never find out.”
  6. “We're going to do this differently than normal.”
  7. “I don't think I am supposed to know this, but…”
  8. “I don't want to discuss this in e-mail. Please give me a call.”
  9. “Don't ask. You don't want to know.”
  10. “Is this actually legal?”

Electronic documents are increasingly becoming an important aspect of all types of litigation, including criminal cases. Emails, and web postings, are increasingly becoming a regular part of police investigations. When sending emails and posting on Facebook or Myspace, remember that it's not a good idea to put anything in an email that you wouldn't be comfortable having displayed to a panel of twelve jurors on a huge screen.

- Matthew T. Marin, Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer –www.matthewtmarin.com

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Matthew Marin

My name is Attorney Matthew Marin. I have dedicated my career to defending those charged with criminal offenses throughout Rhode Island. If you have been arrested or are under investigation for a criminal offense, we understand that are likely in an unfamiliar situation that can be extremely intimidating and even paralyzing. You may feel as if you do not know where to turn or who to ask for help. Fortunately, you have come to the right place to begin your search for answers and a successful resolution to your situation. We have extensive experience assisting thousands of clients facing drunk driving charges, domestic violence charges, and drug charges throughout Rhode Island.

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