How Social Media Affects Your Legal Case

Margeson and Reed LLC

facebook button-logoSocial media, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, has become a part of our daily lives. Because of this, it’s no wonder that the information posted on social media outlets is now affecting legal proceedings all over the world, including Aurora, CO.

Yes, you read that right. Believe it or not, social media can drastically impact the courtroom decision of a legal proceeding, whether it be for child custody, divorce, defamation or even DUI/DWAI.

What Exactly Can Be Used as Evidence?

  • Status updates
  • Pictures
  • Videos
  • Comments
  • Messages
  • Location

Real-Life DUI Case Example

To help you better understand the true impact that social media can have on your legal case, let’s talk about a Colorado case from earlier in 2013. A woman decided that she would post pictures of herself drinking at a bar to her Facebook late one night. Several hours later, she struck another vehicle on the highway, injuring…

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