Electronic Communications and Social Media During a Court Case

Legal proceedings can be extremely stressful for everyone involved. At times, emotions might boil up and it can be tempting to let off some steam about your case whether it be through text messages, emails, Facebook, or on other forms of social media. No matter what type of legal proceeding you are involved in, whether it be a criminal matter, a divorce, a custody case, or anything else, it is extremely important to remember to refrain from posting about your case on social media, or sending anyone text messages or emails that could potentially be used against you later on.

In 2019, almost all of us have some type of social media account, and just about everyone frequently communicates through emails and text messages. Anything you post on social media about your case could potentially be seen by others and used against you in court, and any electronic communications (like text messages or emails) could also be saved, printed out, and brought before a Judge.  For example, it is common and likely that you will be stressed and upset when going through your divorce; however, sending emails or text messages to your spouse about how upset you are with them, or how unfair things are, will likely only hurt you in your divorce proceedings.

In short, the best strategy when it comes to your legal proceeding is to not discuss it all unless you are discussing it with your attorney.  Instead of venting in a way that could potentially hurt you later, contact us and we would be happy to discuss your case confidentially.

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