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June 16, 2010

Creative Criminal Defense- The Use of Social Media

By Michael H. Joseph

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New York criminal defense lawyers must keep up with the changing times. Now a days people put tremendous amounts of information on their social media sites, such as facebook, twitter, high five and other sites.

Often complaining witnesses in criminal cases where there is a relationship involved such as assault, domestic violence and sex crimes often discuss their accusations on their personal sites. On more than one occasion, our New York criminal defense lawyers have found information on social media sites that directly contradicted the claims which the complaining witness made in sworn Court documents.

In one particular case involving allegations of domestic violence, assault and criminal contempt, our New York criminal defense lawyers found a blog where the complaining actually bragged about making false accusations of domestic violence to have her husband arrested. Our New York criminal defense lawyers won a complete acquital, with the prosectuor moving to dismiss all charges once our creative criminal defense lawyers exposed the blogs.

New York criminal defense lawyers should investigate the social media sites of the complaining witnesses and they may yield evidence that cannot be found anywhere else. Often little things can go a long way towards getting New York juries to render a not guilty verdict.

 
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