UNDERSTANDING HOW SOCIAL MEDIA CAN AFFECT YOUR CASE
Most of us live in a social media world. Somewhere in the vicinity of 70% of Americans have at least one social media platform. As fun as seeing photographs of friends and family and debating issues of the moment can be, your social media accounts can also have an impact on any law proceedings you may be taking part in—positive and negative. You need some expert advice on how social media can affect your case.
You need The Law.
If you’re going through the divorce process, your social media account can be your best or worst friend. Evidence of past wrongdoing can create problems for our case. During the process of your case, you need to be very careful what you post and show on social media. The smallest thing could hurt our chances.
There’s a very simple rule social media users should follow: if you think this could hurt you in the future, don’t post it.
I have personal experience with social media helping cases. I will not go into detail, but I have seen Facebook specifically help me make a case against an individual saying one thing and doing the opposite. Just like texts or emails, photographs and comments on social media platforms are evidence in a court case. Small details can help us win. And sometimes people make large mistakes that prove our claims easily. Sometimes photographs and posts can make a difficult-to-prove case that much easier. It may also enable us to move toward a settlement without going to trial, which will shorten the duration of our case and get us to a judgment that much faster.
Understanding how social media can affect your case will equip you to make the best social media decisions. Everything you post may be presented to your benefit or detriment in a court of law. Remember that.
You could be in a dispute with your employer, possibly even having been fired from a job. Most businesses have a social media policy of one form or another that employees have to follow. Businesses have that right. I know some businesses, like bars and restaurants, ask their employees to promote their workplaces on social media. The Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) puts forth limitations as to what your employer can ask you to do and ask access for. You have a right to personal privacy. I am an expert in this type of law and can help you get to a settlement that is fair.
Cyber-bullying is an ever-present problem and reality in our society today, from our grade schools to our politics. If you’re suffering from some form of online abuse, the NRS might be able to help. We all need to feel safe in our spaces, whether virtual or real.
Social media policies are always changing. You need someone who stays up with the ever-moving landscape, legal and digital.You need somebody who knows exactly how social media can affect your case.