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Can Social Media Or Internet Information Be Used To Prove A Case Against Me In Court?

Your social media posts are generally admissible against you in court.



Absolutely. Like any other piece of information that's out there, so long as the rules of evidence are satisfied, anything that's on social media or on the internet is potentially evidence at trial. If you post a statement on a social media platform, that is your statement and can absolutely be used against you in court. Same would apply for any photographs that you might post. Now, we have social media on the one hand and then information that's generally available on the Internet on the other hand. Things like state databases and so forth. Again, as long as the rules of evidence are satisfied that information is certainly admissible in court. There is no blanket prohibition that just because something is on the internet, it's not admissible in court.

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Eric T Kirk

After graduating with honors from Albany Law School in New York, Eric Kirk has spent most of his 25 year legal career battling insurance companies to secure fair and just compensation for his clients in Maryland, New York, and Florida.