Warning: all telephone calls made from the Nashville Davidson County Jail are recorded.  This is a friendly reminder that all calls in most jail and prisons are recorded and will be used against you.  The District Attorney’s Office in Nashville,TN is well schooled in the use of jail house recordings.  In a recent drug case I handled there were thousands of jailhouse recordings between some of the defendants and their family members.  In fact, a Florida sheriff has announced that even telephone calls made from jail to their attorneys will be recorded and given to the prosecutors office.

So, my criminal law tip of today is don’t say anything to the police, exercise your right to remain silent, and don’t talk on the phone to your family about your case unless you want the whole world to know the details of your case.