Stigma of criminal activity lingers
A criminal conviction brings an element of social stigma to those involved, but when information can live forever online, even being charged can affect your reputation indefinitely, says Calgary criminal lawyer Greg Dunn.
“It’s become a much more perilous landscape to navigate to avoid criminal law stigma,” says Dunn, principal of Dunn & Associates Criminal Defence Lawyers. “It’s not just the criminal record now, but even just being accused takes on an element of stigma on its own.”
Social media has added an element of concern to those who may find themselves in trouble with the law, Dunn tells AdvocateDaily.com.