How Can Social Media Impact My Domestic Violence Case?

We live in a world where social media is an integral part of many of our lives. Social media platforms like TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook are used by billions of people worldwide to connect and share life events. While social media has become a tool that many of us cannot live without, it’s important to remember that with all of the good social media brings, comes some bad.

In particular, social media has created numerous concerns when it comes to taking care of your pending domestic violence charges. There are specific situations where the information and photos you post online could be used as evidence against you in your criminal case.

Social Media Posts As Evidence

With how the media covers domestic violence cases, it’s safe to say that the vast majority of individuals are on the victim’s side when it comes to domestic violence cases. Because of this, if you’ve been accused, you’re already at a disadvantage.

If you’ve been arrested for domestic violence offenses, you’re going to need to do everything you can to fight your charges successfully, as you’re seen “Guilty until proven innocent,” instead of the opposite.

With that said, it’s important to remember that what you post online can be used against your criminal case. Whether you post pictures, videos, or text posts, you must think before posting. Even a post that you feel is innocent could be taken out of context and used against you.

Example

In this example, let’s assume that your significant other made a domestic violence report against you. When speaking with law enforcement you explained that you haven’t been to your significant other’s home in over a week, making it impossible for you to have abused them. However, you posted an image to your Instagram of the meal you two shared. Attached to this image is the location information that leads right to your significant other’s home. This could be used against you to prove that your statement is false, which could lead to a conviction.

Get the Help You Need

Fighting domestic violence charges can be a tricky task, and social media can make things much worse, if not handled properly. However, there are things that you can do to protect your future and move forward from your mistakes.

The Law Office of Kevin Cahill is here to answer your questions and put together a plan to help you protect your future. Call us today (720) 548-2990 to learn more about how we can help.

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