Facebook and MySpace Can Cause Problems for Criminal Defendants

These days it seems like everyone is on a social site like Facebook and MySpace. If you are on one of these sites and are facing criminal charges, you should think twice about what you post. Prosecutors all over the country are looking online for anything they can use against a criminal defendant according to the Associated Press. State attorneys can use the pictures from these sites at the sentencing phase of a criminal case and these pictures can influence what the judge does.

If you have a MySpace or Facebook account, make it “private” and only add “friends” that you know and trust.