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Your social media activity could lead to criminal charges

Many people in Raleigh and across the country rely on social media so much that they use it to inform their friends, family and the public about their activities, thoughts and feelings. Some of the information they share is not meant for public knowledge. If you intentionally or accidentally post something online that shows you engaging in criminal activity, you could end up getting arrested. 

Everything may seem like it is fun and games when you are getting others to share and like your post. However, once you end up with criminal charges, you may face an uphill battle trying to convince a jury of your innocence. Here are a few ways you could end up committing a social media crime

Unauthorized access 

One of the most common social media crimes people commit in the country is illegally accessing someone’s social media accounts. You may have heard about some of your friends hacking into their ex-partners social media accounts to spy on them. That is not only a serious breach of privacy, but it is also illegal. If you log into someone else’s social media accounts for fun or revenge, you could end up facing some serious jail time. 

Purchasing illegal goods 

It may seem like common sense for you to not make illegal transactions online, but sadly, many people foolishly do it all the time. If you purchase a controlled or banned substance or some other illegal item, even if you were unaware, you could have a challenging time defending your actions and getting your criminal charges dismissed

Harassment and Bullying 

There is nothing wrong with contacting people and messaging them. But the moment when your interaction becomes unwanted and you repeatedly make threats and say things that cause the other person to believe you intend to do her or him harm, she or he could take a screenshot of your harassing remarks and report them to the police and have you arrested. 

Everything done online is traceable, especially if it is on social media. Use good sense when you are online and do not say or do anything that could potentially lead to criminal charges.


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