Getting arrested for a DUI or being a part of a DUI accident is indeed a life-changing event. This is certainly something you will want to avoid posting on your social media account like you may do for other things that take place in your life. We know that social media has a large role in our society. Are you aware that activity on social media accounts can be used as evidence to incriminate someone who has been arrested for a DUI?
You may have various social media accounts that you are filled with a variety of privacy settings. However, the privacy settings you set may not make much of a difference. A friend of your Facebook friend can find something you post and save the photos or screenshots of the status and send it to a law enforcement official. If a prosecutor believes he or she may have found evidence that is incriminating, they can obtain a subpoena or warrant to gather that information.
If you are thinking about logging on one of your social media accounts after a DUI, you should certainly think twice about this. It is always best to not post anything at all when you are tangled in a legal web. When you want to avoid incriminating yourself, we suggest that you avoid social media altogether. Do not admit that you have done anything and avoid sending someone a direct message about the incident, even if that person is a close friend or family member.
A DUI is a charge that should be taken seriously. Besides stepping back from social media, we suggest that you seek advice from an experienced DUI attorney. If you need legal advice and legal protection during one of the toughest times in your life, please contact me today for a consultation. My law firm represents adults and minors/juveniles in the greater Riverside County area, including Murrieta, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Temecula, Hemet, Corona, Riverside, Banning, and all other surrounding areas.When you call with a question, the answer will come directly from me and not office staff or paralegal.