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Old 11-28-2013, 05:36 AM   #31
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I agree with most of the posters in this thread in that if it is a S|D case, nothing I have ever posted on the internet will have any bearing on the case. that being said, I will say that nothing I have ever siad to anyone, much less posted in a public forum, is worse than what folks who don't like me already "know" about me. i say in that case, bring your worst. i would probably agree with most if not all of it.

the only way I can see anything put on the internet being used against you is if it is in a civil case after a not guilty verdict. The rules are different for a civil case than they are for a criminal case, and if I were involved in one, see above paragraph.

If it has gotten to the point of a murder or manslaughter trial over an S|D shoot, too much has already gone wrong, and you need to listen to the best lawyer you can afford. that is your only hope in that case.



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Old 11-28-2013, 08:57 AM   #32
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nothing i say on this or any other forum is of any concern or worry for me. what i post is pretty close to what i say in person to people. sometimes what i post are my opinions and thoughts on how i feel, or what i would like to see happen, but not always what i would do in a situation.

they can always subpeona my co-workers and family and people i associate with in trying to assassinated my character if they so choose to, along with anything i have ever posted on any forum, and i seriously doubt it would be of much advantage for them in deciding my fate.

if they have put me into that situation of having to be in court for a shooting, then i have to agree, my bigger concern will be finding a good attorney.

which means as others have said,

1. the police didn't believe me.
2. the DA didn't believe me.
3. the grand jury didn't believe me.
4. and the judge and jury are probably not going to believe me!



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Do not put anything on the internet you do not want the WORLD to see!!! It is just that simple.
When I was in Sales/Marketing management would always put it in terms of "Give it the Newspaper test". If what you say or do appeared on the front page of a newspaper would you be OK with it?
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Don't say anything stupid and you won't be accused of being stupid.

Don't do anything stupid and you won't have to explain why you look stupid.

In short don't be stupid.

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Anyone read the MtnJack case on this forum? He didn't commit a crime and they had info from his forum activities. Nothing drastic but enough to raise questions.

For reading and info search on Mtnjack and gun.

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We all should remember that nothing posted on the internet -- anywhere -- is really private. When I was a defense attorney in Fort Worth, I took it for granted that the DA's office would search online for anything they could find on a defendant, and several times photographs from Facebook or My Space made it into evidence. Does not have to be directly related to a crime; can be used to rebut statements made by defendant. For example, in a DWI case, a statement by the defendant that they rarely drink can be rebutted by Facebook photos showing a lot of party activity.

Up here in PA, the local game warden talks about how many cases he's made by Social Media photos showing illegally taken deer.

I got a client a new trial when someone sent me a links to comments made by a juror on a case -- comments made during the trial -- showing that he had his mind made up as to the guilt of the client from the beginning of the trial.

Be careful what you say on line.

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I don't foresee a judge issuing a search warrant for your computer in a self defense case.
I would agree with this but what I'm referring to is a situation where someone "stumbles upon" some information more by accident or someone else and they pass the information onto someone who can use it.
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I would agree with this but what I'm referring to is a situation where someone "stumbles upon" some information more by accident or someone else and they pass the information onto someone who can use it.
if you are sitting in court over a criminal case, then there is always the possiblity of them digging through anything you have ever posted on the internet, a forum or social media to use against you.
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i agree. a murder case, quite possible it could or would happen.
The main difference between a murder/manslaughter case, and a self defense case is pretty much how the DA wants to present the evidence to the Grand Jury.
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The main difference between a murder/manslaughter case, and a self defense case is pretty much how the DA wants to present the evidence to the Grand Jury.
a lot of that will hinge on what state you live in and what the laws are in hat state in regards to a self defence shooting. in one state that has strict gun control laws and SD laws that favor the criminals, you could quite possibly end up in court fighting to retain your freedom. in another state, they may give you a pat on the back and say good job.


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