Posting Online

I read a lot of legal question and answer sites and it always amazes me that people will put very detailed and personal information in an online forum, especially about criminal activity.


Online legal forums, and other online places, are open to the public.  Yes, this means that you might get someone to answer your question for free, but you are more likely to have the details of your particular situation seen by everyone including the police and opposing counsel.

As a lawyer, I regularly look for online posts that refer to my clients or their opponents.  And, yes, I can and do use this information for the benefit of my client.

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