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Should you avoid social media use if charged with a crime?

On Behalf of | Aug 30, 2022 | Uncategorized

If you get charged with a crime, you may not know what to do next. The thought of going to court may cause a lot of stress.

Because of this, you may feel the urge to post on social media. However, this can have some drawbacks.

How social media makes a difference

If you get charged with a crime, what you say can potentially get used against you in court. For this reason, it is important to create as few opportunities for the opposing side to use your words against you as possible. This means not speaking unless there is a lawyer present to guide you, and also being cautious about social media use. What you post on social media could end up in court, and can impact you just like anything that you say verbally.

Tips for avoiding issues with social media

The best way to avoid issues due to social media use is to avoid using social media in general, if possible. Not only should you avoid making posts, but you should also be careful about what you say in messages to another person. Even if something seems simple or innocent, it could have more implications than you are aware of.

Being charged with a crime can feel like an overwhelming experience for many. That said, venting about that experience online will often not be beneficial. By being cautious when it comes to social media usage you can help save yourself some stress and trouble when going to court.