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Facebook & Court – Be careful what you write.

Is what you write on facebook private? 

No, not according to United States Federal Court Judge William Pauley III.  Federal prosecutors were able to use what a criminal defendant wrote on his facebook profile against him.  This person had written threats on facebook which federal prosecutors were able to use against him in a criminal proceeding.

Prosecuters in Rhode Island were able to use pictures that a criminal defendant had posted on  his facebook profile to show that he had propensity for firearms.  If you questions about how facebook can be used in a criminal or family court proceeding, please call my office at 401-942-3100.
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