When you are charged with a crime, it’s really important that you not discuss your case or your charges with your family and friends. It’s tempting and you’ll want to tell them all of the facts that show that you’re innocent, but I suggest that you resist that temptation and not tell them, because anything you say to family and friends can be used as evidence against you in court. They can be compelled to be witnesses against you.
And even though you may be telling them something that’s about how you’re innocent, it may be an admission of something that can provide the missing link of evidence that the government needs in the case to prosecute you and they won’t care about the innocent part that you were telling your family member, they’ll just use the part that helps them; and sometimes just the things that you say can combine with what the government has to make you look guilty. So it’s important that you not talk to your family members and friends about the facts of your case. You need to talk to your attorney about the facts of your case.