Can Social Media Or Internet Information Be Used To Prove A Case Against Me In Court?
As Attorney Eric T. Kirk will tell you.
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.