Can What I Post on Social Media Be Used Against Me?

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It seems like you can’t escape social media these days. And while it’s great to connect with like-minded people all over the world that you might never have met without Facebook or Twitter, you need to be careful what you’re telling everyone online. Firearms Attorney Tom Grieve answers the question on many responsibly armed Americans’ minds:

Can What I Post on Social Media Be Used Against Me?

The short answer is “yes.” You need to be careful about the groups that you join and the things you say online. Online is forever. What you posted, even 10 years ago, could be used against you. A prosecutor can use the things you wear, the bumper stickers you have and your social media profiles to claim you are a “trigger-happy vigilante.”

Be responsible about what you’re putting out there. It may just turn into evidence years down the road.

About Tom Grieve

Attorney Tom Grieve is one of the most respected criminal-defense lawyers in Wisconsin. A highly awarded former prosecutor, he started Grieve Law, LLC, which is one of the top criminal-defense firms in the state. He developed a nuanced knowledge of Wisconsin firearms law. Tom has also received his certification as a firearms instructor and participates as a speaker and panelist with the USCCA for live broadcasts, national expos and training videos. He is even serving as a speaker and analyst on numerous TV and radio stations as well as college and law school campuses.

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