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How Social Media Can Harm Your Court Case

The Texas courts are not lenient with sex offenders. Those who are convicted face long prison sentences and substantial fines. Moreover, after registering with local law enforcement, convicted individuals have a great deal of trouble finding suitable employment and housing.

As such, it is incredibly important for those charged with sex crimes to act carefully and sensibly during any legal proceedings. Yet, it is common for many individuals to implicate themselves. In particular, those who use social media have a tendency to reveal incriminating evidence. Of course, they don’t always know that they’re doing so.

How We Help

Our attorneys at Kyle Law Firm offer aggressive defense representation to individuals charged with all manner of sex crimes. Drawing on more than 60 combined years of experience, they know how to build effective defenses against criminal allegations and have earned acquittals for many of our clients in New Braunfels, San Marcos and throughout Central Texas.

Our lawyers’ work, however, is more difficult when our clients implicate themselves on social media. With this in mind, our attorneys advise the individuals they represent to avoid various internet behaviors while their cases are in process, including:

  • Posting pictures of themselves or others to social media
  • Participating on message boards or comment threads in any way that could be seen as controversial
  • Participating in chat rooms
  • Soliciting strangers on the internet for conversation
  • Performing searches on topics that may be criminal in nature
  • Posting on social media any updates that can be construed as criminal

Police and others perform online surveillance. It’s wise for our clients to keep in mind that a great deal of what they post is publicly available. In addition, the authorities in some cases may obtain a warrant to search their phones or computers for evidence. This will give them access to clients’ files as well as much of their internet history. This is why it is so important for our clients to be careful as their cases proceed.

Protecting Your Reputations And Rights

To learn more about our services or speak with a lawyer, reach out to Kyle Law Firm for help. You can call us at 830-620-9402 or arrange an appointment online. Initial consultations are free and confidential.