What Do I need to Tell My Boss If I Get Arrested?

Criminal Defense Lawyer | DWI, Drug, Theft & Assault Charges

By Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy F. Rosenthal

(972) 369-0577


I’m asked a lot about what someone should tell their boss after they have been arrested.  It’s a great question — even though it’s not squarely what I deal with as a criminal lawyer.

Unfortunately there’s no quick answer and because no two work-places are alike and because no two arrests are alike.  These situations have to be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

Texas is an “at-will” state which means that in most cases an employer can terminate you for a good reason, for a bad reason, or for no reason at all.  I point this out to underscore how powerless most people are to begin with when it comes to their jobs in the first place.  So it’s possible that you can do everything right and still be shown the door.  But experience tells me that…

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