June 9, 2008 By Wallin & Klarich

Do the police listen to calls coming from the jail? Absolutely! The San Diego Sheriff tapes every call made from the jail. Here’s how it works.

Inmates can call out collect. To make the call, they are supposed to use their booking number. The calls are all saved in the computer. The people on the sheriff system can simply enter the booking number and up pops all calls made using that booking number. They can also identify who is called. That’s bad enough. It gets worse. The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office is booked into the sheriff system. The District Attorney can sit in their office and access jail calls. That includes calls between an inmate and his san diego criminal defense attorney. They deny listening to attorney calls. But, isn’t it just so tempting?

BE CAREFUL. Don’t talk about the case, the witnesses, or the evidence. There is no such thing as a confidential call where one person is in the San Diego County Jail.

Sometimes an inmate needs to call his California criminal defense attorney. That’s where experience comes in. Experienced criminal attorneys know how to talk on the phone and avoid the pitfalls of taped calls. Don’t take a chance with amateurs. Call the experienced criminal attorney’s at Wallin & Klarich. Call us at 888-749-0034 and visit us at www.wklaw.com.

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