Stan Twardy Discusses Pitfalls of Technology Use for Defendants in CT Law Tribune
Publisher: Connecticut Law Tribune
December 14, 2012
In light of the recent John McAfee investigation, Day Pitney Managing Partner Stan Twardy,?a former?federal prosecutor and member of the?firm's White Collar?Defense and Internal Investigations Group,?discusses the implications of modern technology for defendants and their attorneys in the December 14 edition of the Connecticut Law Tribune. The article describes how social media posts, text messages, emails and the widespread use of GPS can lead some defendants to inadvertently incriminate themselves by opening up a wealth of previously unavailable evidence to prosecutors. Stan says that the role of a defense attorney is to put "everything into perspective. Your memory is not as good as all the records out there. Discrepancies don't mean that person is purposely lying." He notes that even being copied on an email may lead to the assumption that a defendant was involved in an issue, and that with today's GPS tracking, "It's like these spy movies you see, where somebody's on a phone tracking another person's location."