Will My Social Media Posts Be Used in My Case?

When people come to Sutton & Janelle, PLLC for criminal defense representation, we provide them with the best legal advice we can. We understand that being arrested or facing charges is incredibly stressful, which is why we do our best to guide our clients towards achieving their desired results.

Social Media in Your Case

Often clients ask us if their social media posts can be used against them in court. The answer is definitely yes. Our Berkeley County lawyers advise clients to think twice before posting anything while being investigated or during litigation.

The police can seize your cell phone and obtain a warrant to search that phone. Anything you post or have on your phone can and often will be used against you. When you post something on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., you are making that information public, and the prosecution can use your posts or pics in your case. That is why our legal team recommends thinking about the ramifications of posting anything about your case on social media. The risks far outweigh the benefit of a couple of likes.

Listen to Your Criminal Defense Attorney

When it comes to the protection of your freedom and future, following the advice of your lawyer is essential. At Sutton & Janelle, PLLC, our team is dedicated to your well-being, which is why we hope our clients listen when we tell them to think twice before posting.

For more legal help regarding your criminal defense case, contact us at (304) 867-0049.