Recent events involving the Ashley Madison leak have demonstrated once again, that nothing on social media is private. Microsoft updates can change privacy settings on social media web sites. IP numbers can always lead to your laptop and ipad. Spyware can be installed at your hard drive or remotely. Confidential website traffic has been hacked at banks, social media websites, retail sites. Sim cards can be read.

Family Law

What you post on facebook stays on facebook…no it doesn’t. Opposing parties in a domestic dispute are granted Orders by judges compelling parents and spouses to give up the names of all social media and social websites accessed, including passwords. This means setting a posting “private” gives you zero security. Failure to abide by such a court Order can result in lost custody, supervised visitation, contempt of court, jail and a fine. The material posted can result in divorce, lost custody, criminal charges, lost employment, lost visitation, increased child support, increased spousal support, embarrassment, supervised visitation, a psychiatric evaluation, lost child support and lost spousal support.

Criminal Law

A legal search for pornography, if it pulls up the wrong site, can result in felony criminal charges and jail time. If the file sharing site you retrieve is a known child pornography site, it may be shared with law enforcement at the same time you are downloading. Deleting it immediately from your hard drive won’t save you, if the download was captured. Your penalty could be 5-20 years per image, not to mention lost employment, divorce, embarrassment and having to register as a sex offender upon release.

Personal Injury

That innocent shot of you throwing the grandchild in the air or jumping in the pool posted to facebook or snapchat could put the nail in the coffin for your personal injury claim. Insurance companies didn’t get rich without crossing their T’s and dotting their I’s. They may hire a private investigator who not only follows and surveils you, but also investigates you online. You and your family may be checked searching for fraudulent consortium claims, exaggerated disabilities, false limits on the quality of life.


For family law, criminal defense and personal injury call Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC, at 985-892-1955, 27 years serving Amite, Baton Rouge, Bogalusa, Chalmette, Covington, Denham Springs, Donaldsonville, Franklinton, Gonzales, Gretna, Hammond, Harvey, Kenner, Livingston, Madisonville, Mandeville, Metairie, New Orleans, Slidell in Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Jefferson, Livingston, Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington Parishes.
The government has the power and limitless resources to investigate you: computer analysis, DNA, forensic interviews of children, sexual assault exams, risk evaluations, and seemingly endless investigative techniques. Now is the time to arm yourself with a legal defense arsenal and fight back. When you have been accused of sexual misconduct, you need an lawyer who knows the government’s methods inside and out, who is prepared and has the trial skills to


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