It’s almost impossible to imagine our lives without social media in some capacity. Whether it’s Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, we have grown to use social media as a form of entertainment, communication, news updates, and voicing our opinions. However, social media is one of the fastest and most notorious ways of getting into trouble, especially if you are already facing litigation.
So many people don’t realize what they post online can haunt them for years to come. Thinking twice before you post anything online is essential for many purposes, such as finding a job, but it is especially important while you are involved in a legal case. For divorce, custody, criminal charges, or any other pending lawsuit, the opposing side will most definitely monitor your social media accounts and possibly use things you’ve posted against you.
While some stories you may have heard about social media may be amusing, such as the people who post status updates about looking for drugs and get a response from the police department. However, these occurrences don’t happen often. What happens instead is the disparaging comments or threats made against ex-spouses, or flaunting of wealth when claiming otherwise, as well as uploading pictures of proof concerning criminal activity.
Once these posts have been made public, there is no going back. Even if what you have posted will be used as evidence against you, deleting or changing your social media to cover up what you have posted may even be considered destruction of evidence--thus severely damaging your case. Doing so won’t prevent the judge from seeing what you’ve posted, it will instead simply make you appear like you are attempting to hide or cover up important evidence. Therefore, we advise you think twice before posting anything which may incriminate you in the future.
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If you or a loved one have been charged with a crime and need a Denver criminal defense lawyer to advocate for your freedom, look no further than Gerash Steiner & Blanton, P.C. We are dedicated to helping our clients see the light at the end of the tunnel as we work tirelessly to clear your name, and have your charged dropped or reduced.
Don’t hesitate to contact our offices by calling us at (303) 732-5048 today.