Have a DWI charge? Watch your Facebook posts!

If you’ve been charged with a Raleigh DWI, you certainly want to watch any internet postings you make on places such as Facebook, MySpace, or on blogs you might have. Why?

Because prosecutors and police can search for comments you’ve made as easily as anyone else. And sometimes those comments can get you into hot water.

For an example of how you can end up facing harsher consequences, read about Ashley Sullivan, a 17-year old living in Tonawanda, New York, a suburb of Buffalo. Sullivan was accused of drinking and driving, and killing her boyfriend in a car crash.

In between the crash and her sentencing, Sullivan took a trip to Florida and posted pictures to her Facebook page of her captioned “Drunk in Florida.”

This did not sit well with the judge who sentenced her to 6 months in jail and 5 years of probation.

Damon Chetson

Damon Chetson is a Board Certified Specialist in State and Federal Criminal Law. He represents people charged with serious and minor offenses in Raleigh, Wake County, and the Eastern District of North Carolina. Call (919) 352-9411.