A CAUTIONARY TALE ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA
Remember that whatever you post in a public forum such as Facebook, Instagram, Pixable, Twitter, Linked In and every other type of social media, is not protected by your right to privacy and that information can be used against you in a court of law.
Every post you make is time stamped and your location may be posted on your Facebook page and other social media.
The people you associate with casually, through social media, may be involved in activities that you neither know about nor condone. Is it really necessary to make “a friend” with every person whose post you come across? Are you that casual in your “real life” about who you associate with?
Law enforcement officer may find sufficient evidence on your friend’s pages or even your page to provide grounds to get search warrants for your computer, your home and even your business.
We are living in a “Brave New World” and cyber-investigations are the new wild west of law enforcement investigations and the constitutional law is still lost on the frontier.
Don’t make yourself the test case for your state; be cautious about who you associate with and what not only you post, but what they are posting.
There are very few “friends” who will step forward to pay the tab for your legal defense, if and when you get sucked into their problems via social media.
If you or a loved one experience this type of problem, it’s important to immediately hire a lawyer, who is familiar with the constitutional law governing search and seizure. We at Regan Law PLC are well experienced in this area of practice and stand ready to assist you and yours.