(PRWEB) October 11, 2012
The lawyers at Thomas Kenny P.C., Attorney Michael Kotik and Attorney Thomas D. Kenny, are going beyond the norm of prepping for a case. They are using Facebook, Twitter, and other forms of social networks to understand the truth behind their clients’ cases.
“I have seen situations where a victim of a crime claims one thing to the police, and then the next day makes statements on Facebook that completely contradicts their story,” says Michael Kotik, lawyer at Legal Philly. “There have been other instances where pictures with certain contraband have been shown on Instagram and Facebook, which in some cases is damaging and other times made our cases for us.”
It’s amazing how technology is now gaining control of the courtroom. Today evidence obtained from public social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are all admissible in some form or another. That is why it is essential for lawyers to check not only their clients and victims story, but also their social network platforms. You never know where that one piece of evidence could popup and change the outcome of a particular case.
“I think clients need to remember that anything you put out there on the internet can eventually come back to haunt you,” said Kotik. “That is why part of our initial intake, includes asking our client's about their social networks.”
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