Gone are the days of catching up with friends and family over a cup of coffee and something sweet. Today, you share news via social media. From deaths to births, good news to bad, it seems that nothing is real until it appears on our socials feed.
However, you should avoid posting about legal matters on any social media platform. Here are three good reasons to keep your DWI off your social media.
Litigators can use your words to hurt you
Talented attorneys can use anything you post on social media against you if your case ends up in court. Litigators can take an innocent statement, such as “I didn’t mean for that to happen,” and twist it into sounding like a confession of guilt.
Your photos and videos are evidence
Photos and videos posted on your social media are allowable as evidence in court. Litigators can use photos you post of the accident or videos you post to discredit you. They can also use your social media posts to refute medical claims and culpability.
You cannot really “delete” posts
Deleting a post does not remove it from the internet without a trace. If you post something you regret and delete it afterward, your post is still available to diligent investigators. Photos, videos and statements are all out there for attorneys to find. It is wiser to never post at all.
Posting about legal matters online is never a good idea; social media posts can only hurt your case. Keep your situation off your socials and save discussions for in-person only.