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Using Social Media in Criminal Cases in Texas (Audio Only)


Created on August 21, 2017



This program, taught by Frank Sellers, a noted criminal defense attorney in Fort Worth, is designed to help attorneys who are increasingly finding social media evidence in their client's discovery. The presentation focuses primarily on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat and the use of these social media in criminal cases. It explains the Stored Communication Act and other laws governing obtaining social media evidence from the providers, including key cases nationally and in Texas dealing with the use of social media evidence. Viewers will learn how to challenge the Government's acquisition of evidence, obtain social media evidence helpful to their clients, and offer and object to social media evidence in court.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the Stored Communications Act and the application to the use of social media in criminal cases
  2. Discuss cases defining the boundaries of the use of social media evidence in the courtroom
  3. Challenge government subpoenas of social media evidence
  4. Offer and object to social media evidence

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