There’s no question that social media is a popular way to share pictures and information with friends and family. Unfortunately, it’s not all fun and games with it comes to DUI charges.
In fact, continuing to post on social media after being charged with a DUI can have detrimental effects on your case. Some of the reasons to avoid posting until after your case is over can be found here.
What you post can be found and used against you
If you are charged with DUI and post on social media about the case, about going out drinking or how you are going to beat the charges, the prosecution may see this. If they do, it can be used against you.
Unfortunately, even posts that seem innocent may be detrimental to your case. For example, if you are swimming with friends and there’s a beer by the pool. This may be seen as a sign that you are still drinking and have no remorse for the charges you are facing.
Privacy settings can’t protect you
Once you post information on social media, it’s “out there.” This means that even if you update your privacy settings to the most secure option, it can still be discovered and used against you. Remember, prosecuting attorneys do this for a living, so they will know how to find information to prove their case.
Protecting your rights and freedom
Even a first offense DUI charge carries serious penalties. Because of this, you want to ensure you aren’t giving the prosecution any ammunition to use against you in the case. The best option is to avoid posting anything on social media while your case is still going on.