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Can Law Enforcement View Your Social Media Accounts With A Search Warrant?

Can Law Enforcement View Your Social Media Accounts With A Search Warrant?

We are living in a world where what we do online becomes part of who we are and how people see us. There are more and more criminal cases that result in a reliance on what someone does online.

The videos, posts, photos, and everything else that is posted online can be seen by law enforcement officials. You may think that your postings, photos, and videos are harmless and innocent, but it could cause some serious trouble for you a law enforcement can use it as evidence to make you look guilty.

Some people are not aware that everything you post online on your public profile is not just for your eyes and ears only. You are giving the public access to your information, especially if you are not taking advantage of privacy settings.

Even if your profiles are only available to your friends, they can share your videos and pictures. They can even tag you in photos and videos that could incriminate you.

If you are always active on social media and you think that someone may be watching you or using someone else to watch you, you should always use careful judgment before posting anything on social media.

If law enforcement officials find any of your social media pages, they can obtain a search warrant so they can get access to your information. A search warrant can be obtained if there are reasonable grounds for revealing information that you have on your social media profiles.

Have you been charged with a criminal offense? Are you worried about your social media profiles being seen by law enforcement officials? Contact us today for a consultation.