Law Office of John Freeman
Call for a free consultation 866-720-3708

Are you a Facebook criminal?

Facebook is supposed to be a fun way to stay connected to your family and friends, right?

Increasingly, however, it is becoming a place that can get you into trouble. Not only do the police and federal agents routinely check out Facebook to see if someone accused of a crime has posted comments or even a confession about the events, but now law enforcement is openly saying that posting on Facebook could be a crime itself.

As reported today in the Oakland Press, Michigan law makes it a five year felony crime to "unlawfully post" on Facebook, MCL 750.411s. And the Oakland County Sheriff's Office (and other law enforcement agencies to be sure) investigates such allegations. According to a Sergeant with the Sheriff's Office, "'[As] far as 'unlawful posting,' you don't want to get in arguments with friends or family on Facebook and start posting negative stuff.... [It] can be considered a five-year felony.'"

So, be careful what you post on-line. Using the internet to make threats, harass, or scare someone may land you in legal hot water in need of a criminal defense attorney. Be careful out there.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Contact Us For A Free Consultation

For an initial consultation at the Law Office of John Freeman, call 866-720-3708 toll free or send us an email. In an emergency, call 248-918-0790 at any time of day or night.

From offices in Troy, Michigan, we represent clients in all federal and state courts in the greater Detroit area, throughout all of Michigan, and the United States.

Contact us today

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Law Office of John Freeman

3150 Livernois Road
Suite 270
Troy, MI 48083

Toll Free: 866-720-3708
Phone: 248-918-0790
Phone: 313-330-2653
Fax: 248-250-5857
Troy Law Office Map

CALL FOR A FREE CONSULTATION 248-918-0790 - Local
866-720-3708 - Toll Free
313-330-2653 - Emergency 24/7
248-250-5857 - Fax