First Thing Lawyer Tells New Clients: Shut Down Facebook Account
People may believe there’s a degree of anonymity on the Internet. But police know better, and they are increasingly using social media tools to collect evidence of criminal activity and head off wrongdoing.
“Technology has revolutionized law enforcement in many ways,” Jack Rinchich, president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, tells USA Today. “Sometimes people are pretty liberal about what they put on (social networking sites).”
So liberal in fact that Nashville, Tenn., criminal defense attorney David Raybin addresses the issue head-on with clients. “The first thing I tell them is, ‘You are shutting down your Facebook account,’ ” Raybin says.
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