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The Law Office of Sarah J. Michael

Social Networking and Your Legal Case.

Posted on May 2, 2012 in Blog

      As technology evolves, the legal system evolves with it. The latest “trend” we are seeing in the legal industry is the use of social networking as evidence. Anything you post on Facebook, Twitter, or any social network or blog is considered a communication and can be used in your case, no matter what your privacy settings are.

     When you have a pending case, whether it be an automobile collision or a family law matter, do not post anything on the Internet that you would not want the other party or the judge in your case to see (this includes photos!). You can also be penalized by the Court for removing posts from your account. If you have already placed something on the Internet, it is important to discuss it with your attorney as soon as possible.

      Always remember once its out there, you cannot take it back. Bottom line: when posting on a blog, Facebook, or any social networking website, remember, it can and will be used against you in a court of law!