So, how do you keep yourself from damaging your case?
In addition, you should not delete or remove information from any social media website, as that could be considered destruction of evidence, spoliation of evidence, or obstruction of justice.
For added security, refrain from communicating with your attorney on any shared computer or device. It is also recommended to not use your organizational e-mail (work, school, etc.) or a shared e-mail account. You should only use a private e-mail account that is password-protected and only accessed from your personal smart phone, tablet, or computer. Your lawyer may reserve the right to withdraw from counsel if the above advice is not followed.
Even after your case is settled, it is still advised that you refrain from divulging information about the case to friends and others. Take for example the recent case of a girl who bragged about her father's recent $80,000 legal victory on Facebook. The result? The confidentiality agreement her father had signed was found to have been breached by her post, and it cost him the full amount of the settlement.
If you currently have a case pending, have had a case that was settled, or if you may soon have a case pending, remember: "Are you sure you want to post that?" It could cost you your case!
Written by DMM at the Law Offices of Hugo A. Ortiz.
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