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Social media can help you avoid criminal convictions

| Mar 15, 2017 | Criminal Defense |

If you’re accused of raping or sexually assaulting another person, you have every right to be offended and to defend yourself. You may have found yourself in a situation where you’re facing allegations out of revenge, and that’s not fair to you. Fortunately, your attorney can help you in a number of ways.

One thing that these alleged victims sometimes do is talk to you over the internet through emails, text messages or other services. Other times, they post information on social media. This can be used to your advantage.

For example, if the alleged victim claims you raped her on the 14th when you had a date but sent you a message on the 15th stating how much fun she had and how she wants to see you again, something wouldn’t add up. This could be a good way to show that she did consent to any sexual acts that were performed.

Another thing that could help you is if the alleged victim posts on social media. Perhaps she has images from the day she claims you assaulted her, but she has no physical injuries. Or, maybe you have social media posts that show you were with others at the time she claims you assaulted her, making your case one of a mistaken identity.

Every case has its facts, and each side presents its own arguments. It’s a good idea to look into an alleged victim’s social media accounts, emails and other digital information to find out if everything is as it seems. If not, you can use this evidence to help defend yourself. Our website has more information.