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Domestic Violence and Social Media

By Hager & Schwartz, P.A.

July 1, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has made it clear that we live in a society that is closely connected through social media. Many people have made social media a routine part of their days, and because of this, social media is becoming an even more powerful tool than it already is.

That being said, it’s more important now than ever before to understand how what you post on your social media can impact your life, especially when talking about your pending domestic violence case.

Always Watching

Since domestic violence cases are handled with such passion in Florida, it’s not uncommon for law enforcement to turn to social media to “dig up” the evidence they need to make a conviction. When talking about social media, police officers do not need a search warrant to look at your profile, and if it is set to private, they often have no problem reaching out to the social platform company to get your information.

The things you post on social media can have significant impacts on the way that your case is handled. Law enforcement officers can use the following against you:

  • Photos
  • Videos
  • Social media posts
  • Social media comments

Social media can be used against you to:

  • Present new evidence
  • Confirm the victim’s story
  • Link missing information together
  • Find new witnesses
  • Confirm that your alibi is false

A Team You Can Count On

If you’ve been arrested on domestic violence charges, time is of the essence when it comes to protecting your future. Additionally, there are many steps that you can take to give you the best chance of fighting your charges. While we can’t take back the mistakes you’ve made, we can help put together a plan to protect your future and truly put your past behind you.

We’re here to help. Give our Volusia defense team a call toady (386) 693-1637 to learn more about how we can help protect your future.