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There is no arguing that social media is one of the most innovative technologies of our time. We live in a digital age where we are closely connected with friends, family, and co-workers through a wide array of social media platforms. Places like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok allow users to connect and share their life experiences with countless individuals. Facebook, which is just one of many social platforms, has over two billion active monthly users.

While social media platforms have an endless amount of benefits to society, they can also cause great harm to your pending domestic violence case. This is because what you post on social media could substantially impact how your case is handled and could be used as evidence against you in court.

If you’ve been arrested for domestic violence in Milwaukee, you could already be at a disadvantage. Unfortunately, because domestic violence cases are handled with an extreme bias towards the victim, you’re presumed to be “Guilty until proven innocent” instead of the other way around, which is how the majority of criminal cases are handled.

With that said, you must understand what you can do to fight your charges and protect your future. Additionally, it is crucial for you to know how social media can negatively impact your pending case, as you need to do everything you can to avoid making your situation worse.

Working with an experienced Milwaukee domestic violence defense attorney can help ensure that you’re putting your best foot forward. Call The Law Offices of Jason D. Baltz (414) 375-0797 today to learn more about how we can help take the worry off of your shoulders.

From Post Published to Prison Sentence

You’re probably wondering how social media can be used against your case, especially if your social media accounts are set to private. While setting your social media profiles to private can do a good job of keeping unwanted visitors out, it does virtually nothing to prevent law enforcement authorities from viewing your content.

In fact, it’s extremely easy for law enforcement officials to gain access to your “private” profile, especially when it comes to Milwaukee domestic violence cases. Because of how the media portrays domestic violence offenses, the cases are often handled with extreme passion from all law enforcement officials involved.

Additionally, social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) almost always work with law enforcement to provide them any information they need to use as evidence to make a conviction—this can often be done without obtaining a search warrant.

Before pressing “publish,” we want to give some insight on how your social media posts could negatively impact your pending domestic violence case.

Some of the most common ways we’ve seen social media used against individuals in court include:

  • Revealing new evidence
  • Revealing new suspects/witnesses
  • Establishing alibis
  • Confirming locations

Whether you post photos, videos, or written text, it’s important to think about how what you post could impact your pending criminal case. We encourage you to avoid social media altogether until your criminal case is finalized, to help ensure you have the best chance of fighting your charges.

Work With a Team You Can Trust

If you’ve been arrested for domestic violence, you’re going to need all the help you can get to fight your charges and put your past behind you. We understand that mistakes happen, and we believe that they shouldn’t change an individual’s life forever. We also understand that you likely have questions that you need to be answered, and we want to help in any way possible.

We’re here to help you move forward from your past. Call us today (414) 375-0797 to discuss your situation and learn more about how we can help.

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