Social media has opened up a whole new way for criminal charges to be brought up as well as another way for evidence to be brought against the accused. Take the recent kidnapping, rape, sexual battery and child pornography distribution charges one 18-year-old is facing in Ohio. The charges were brought after she allegedly live streamed the alleged rape of her 17-year-old friend.
Social media analysts are saying live video is the “new selfie” with popular apps like Twitter’s Periscope, Facebook Live, YouNow and Veetle gaining momentum, adding users by the thousands every day.
But what happens when a crime is live-streamed or captured on video that is then posted online?
The short answer is that evidence captured through social media has already been admissible in thousands of cases across the country, setting the precedent for it to be admitted as evidence against you in your case. If something like this happens to you or your teenager where they have posted something online that has gotten them into criminal trouble the best thing to do is to meet with a Tempe criminal defense attorney immediately. Because of the nature of cases involving social media and now live-streaming and the ability to share and download images and video from social apps, you need someone on your side working to protect you and build a strong defense that tells your side of the story.
Tempe Criminal Defense Attorney Kyle T. Green
If your teenager has been charged with a crime involving social media or live streaming, give me a call to set up a free consultation. I will be your strongest ally in restoring your normal life as quickly and as effectively as possible.
Call 480-331-7568 to schedule a free consultation today.
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