What Not To Do On Social Media (If You Have A Pending Case)

So, You Have A Pending Case…

Criminal Defense AttorneyIn today’s world, social media seems to be everywhere you look, and with smart phones, the access to sites like Facebook, Twitter, Yik Yak, Snapchat, Pinterest, among so many others makes it easy to keep up with friends, as well as share what you’re doing. This is problematic for many reasons, but mostly when you have a pending case. I’m sure you’ve heard the adage, “Once it’s on the Internet, you can’t take it back” or something to that extent, and that rings true especially if your guilt or innocence may depend on an accidental post, or by revealing more than you should. If you have a pending case, a South Carolina Criminal Defense Attorney would likely recommend that you not talk about the case in any fashion, online or offline. For anyone facing criminal charges in Columbia, SC, we’re here to help you.

What Not To Do:

  • Post a photo of you playing beer pong hours before you were charged with a DUI
  • Taunt the police officer, opposing party, any representative of the court (i.e. lawyer, judge, etc.) on any social media site
  • Threaten anyone at anytime
  • Avoid joining groups with compromising names (i.e. “420” anything if you’ve been charged with possession)
  • Never EVER post anything related to your case
  • Be careful when someone else tags you in a picture, remove the tag, or ask them to take the photo down
  • Never admit guilt – this can’t be stressed enough
  • NEVER ADMIT GUILT

If You Need Representation:

If you have any questions about this, or if you are looking for representation in any criminal case in the Columbia, SC area, we’re here to help.

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