Articles Tagged with social media and police

Charlotte DWI and Criminal Defense Attorney J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Is there more than one way for police to charge a person with DWI?”

A recent incident in New York reveals yet another way in which social media has made it easier for law enforcement authorities to track and convict criminals. Over the weekend, a man on Long Island decided to livestream his late night drunk driving, broadcasting his reckless conduct to the world on Periscope. According to authorities, they were able to use the live video feed to determine the suspect’s location and arrest him. Not only did the livestream facilitate the man’s arrest, but it also provided ample evidence for authorities seeking to gain a criminal conviction.

J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Should I talk to the police?”

When most people think of detective work, they think of a scene out of Law & Order, with police officers kicking in doors or interviewing witnesses. While that’s certainly true in some cases, detectives are forced to adapt to and keep up with rapid technological change as much as those in any other industry. Detective work today happens online and, more specifically, on social media sites with more regularity than many people imagine. This access to the internet and to social media websites can prove incredibly useful to officers in some cases and frustrating in others.