Police don’t need a warrant to track your activity on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites.
Online chat rooms, forums, blogs, and even online games are also fair game.
Think of it this way: If you were walking in a public park, a police officer walking by will see you. There’s nothing improper about that.
Similarly, social media and other public online activities should be viewed as open air activities, and if you are under investigation by the police, you can expect that your online presence will be scrutinized for evidence.
Email and other non-public communications will typically require a warrant for police to access.
We encourage our clients to close down their social media profiles entirely until a case is resolved, hopefully before the police have screen-captured everything they can get from it.
Don’t take chances with your future.
If you’re facing an investigation or prosecution, call the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino today at 718-599-1111 and talk to a lawyer for free.