Top Colorado Criminal Defense Attorney Warns Celebs: Social Media Posts Can Hinder DUI Defense

Celebrities are only trying to maintain their followers or increase them, which in a way is a good thing for them, but in another way, it is also very dangerous. (Photo: Unsplash)
Celebrities are only trying to maintain their followers or increase them, which in a way is a good thing for them, but in another way, it is also very dangerous. (Photo: Unsplash)

No one’s a stranger in posting a few pictures and videos here and there on an online platform; it has become a norm in our daily lives. When it comes to online platforms, there are various types of accounts- normal ones, influencers, news, business, art, fan, celebrity accounts, and the list goes on and on. Normal accounts have no one to entertain, they are there so they can function in the user’s somewhat small circle, but that is not the case when it comes to influencers’ and celebrities’ accounts. 

A Double-edged Sword

Influencers are often advised by their managers to entertain their followers on online platforms such as Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and Facebook so that they can keep their followers and avoid the risk of losing many of them. Almost every celebrity does this, not one celebrity isn’t active if you have noticed. Now, posting on almost a daily basis is either a part of these celebrities careers or they just like posting every day, either way, it’s a double-edged knife. Celebrities are only trying to maintain their followers or increase them, which in a way is a good thing for them, but in another way, it is also very dangerous. Almost all the Driving Under Intoxication attorneys agree that it can be very challenging to defend celebrities who have posted a picture or a video around the time of their arrest.

Losing Your Alibis

Your DUI attorney could be clever enough to dig up some alibis and clearly state them in front of the court, but if you have been keeping certain information to yourself or your lawyer hasn’t seen the posts, pictures, and videos on your account you might be in trouble. Your experienced Denver DUI attorney is the only person who can get you out of this pickle, so if you have posted a picture or video under the influence of alcohol, you should definitely speak up. Keeping your lawyer in the dark won’t help anyone, especially you because now you are at great risk of losing your alibis, which will have awful consequences later. 

Fuel to the fire

Updating your fans and sharing posts while you are intoxicated can really hurt your career in providing a negative image and proving that you are consistently irresponsible and intoxicated- it can be twisted in any which way and it doesn’t help your case at all. Let’s look at this way. You are drunk at a party; you start posting some videos of you looking and sounding drunk, which alone might repeal some fans, or you say something in a video that might offend some fans, which will also result in you losing them. Your whole career is built around your talent and fan base, so being caught while you are drunk and posting about it will seriously affect your career.

Updating your fans and sharing posts while you are intoxicated can really hurt your career in providing a negative image and proving that you are consistently irresponsible and intoxicated- it can be twisted in any which way and it doesn’t help your case at all. (Photo: Unsplash)
Updating your fans and sharing posts while you are intoxicated can really hurt your career in providing a negative image and proving that you are consistently irresponsible and intoxicated- it can be twisted in any which way and it doesn’t help your case at all. (Photo: Unsplash)

Avoid Social Media

As a celebrity, it is not realistic for you to completely avoid posting on your account. That’s normal, but what you can do, is to completely refrain from using the Internet all together while you are drunk. The next time you go for a drink or getting drunk at a party, either have your iPhone on airplane mode or give it to someone until you have sobered up. Understand that avoiding social media is for your own good and for the sake of your career. 

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