Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Brad Smith answers the question: “When can I post on Social media about my ongoing case?”
It likely comes as no surprise to most people that the things they post online, particularly on the big social media sites, are seldom kept private for long. As users become savvier, they have learned that details once put on the internet seldom disappear. People may also understand that the tech companies behind these popular social media sites cooperate with prosecutors in criminal cases and will even share information with the government, provided they receive a valid court order or search warrant. What many may not understand is that the digital details shared with prosecutors are not similarly available to defense attorneys, leading to an often-troubling disparity in information.