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What you need to know about social media and your case

On Behalf of | Jun 22, 2022 | Criminal Defense

When you face a criminal charge, you do not want to make the same mistake that many others do by underestimating the severity of the situation.

A criminal accusation can impact all areas of your life. This means that you will need to approach many things differently, including social media.

Be cautious before posting online

While you may think of social media as a place to share about your life and express yourself, it might not be a good place to do so if you are facing criminal prosecution. The reality is that even a post that seems innocuous could cause you problems in court. Even if you do not post anything about your legal situation or alleged crimes, your social media activity could still present issues later on down the road.

Understand how social media affects court cases

The prosecution can use your social media posts to make a case against you or present you in a negative light. Though some judges may not allow this, it is still a possibility. The more you can avoid using social media until after your case wraps up, the less difficulty you will have in protecting yourself.

After a criminal accusation, you may have a lot on your mind. However, no matter how you are feeling, it is best not to share those feelings on your social media accounts. A seemingly innocent post could end up looking incriminating. By avoiding social media use, you can help provide yourself peace of mind.