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3 reasons to never post about legal matters on your social media

On Behalf of | Aug 13, 2022 | DWI

In the past few years, social media has completely changed the way we communicate. Social media apps are the way most people tell others about their lives, replacing phone calls and visits as a way to share information with friends and family.

However, you should never post about legal situations on any social media platform. Here are three good reasons to keep your DWI off your social accounts.

Deleted posts are always available

You may believe that deleting a post makes it unavailable, but that is not true. Once you post something to your social media it remains available forever for people who know how to find it. Diligent litigators will not miss this opportunity to win a case.

Your words can hurt you

If your DWI case goes to court, litigators can use the words you post on social media against you. Attorneys can take an innocent phrase like, “I didn’t mean for that to happen”, and twist it into an admission of guilt, even if that is not what you meant when you posted it.

Your photos are legal evidence

The court will allow photos and videos that you post as evidence of a crime. Attorneys can take any photographs or video clips that they find to try to get a conviction. Do not write posts about the incident and do not post pictures of any part of it.

Posting on social media about legal matters, and especially DWI, can only hurt you. Help yourself and protect your future by never mentioning DWI on your accounts.