fbpx
Connect with us

Legal

Can You Violate Your Restraining Order Through Social Media?

Social media has become an important part of everyone’s life, from sharing your deepest thoughts to posting your vacation pictures. Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have become integral in staying connected with friends, family, and other loved ones. However, if you have a restraining order in New Jersey against you, it is better to think twice about using social media. 

It is not illegal to use social media with a restraining order. However, the activities you do there can pose legal problems for you. Hire an attorney today to understand how social media can negatively impact your case. 

Does a restraining order include social media contact?

If the protected person has issued a no-contact order against you, you are legally prohibited from making physical, verbal, or virtual contact with them. Virtual contact includes hitting them up on social media. Restriction on social media is not only limited to sending texts or making calls. If you are under a restraining order, you are not allowed to like their posts, comment on them, “poke” them on Facebook, tag their accounts, or send them a friend request. 

A no-contact order in New Jersey means you must not make them feel aware of your existence in any way, no matter if it poses harm to them or not. There are many real-life examples of people being arrested and jailed for liking and poking the protected person on social media. 

More real-life cases of restraining order violations through social media

  • In 2009, a woman in Tennessee was arrested for “poking” another woman on Facebook who had issued the protective order. The court said that a digital poke is a means of communication. 
  • A woman in Beverly was arrested for using her Pinterest account to keep an eye on her daughter, who had filed an order against her. The girl had made the complaint when she received a notification on her Pinterest account. 
  • In 2016, a woman who was ordered not to contact her sister-in-law was arrested because she tagged the latter in a Facebook post. 
  • In 2015, a man who was prohibited from contacting his ex-girlfriend violated the order by trying to follow her on Instagram. It later led to criminal charges. 

Contact an attorney

If you have a restraining order against you and you are thinking of reaching out to the person through social media, it is a terrible idea. Instead, contact a reputed law firm and hire an attorney. An expert will know what to do and protect you from making costly mistakes.

Ravi Sanghvi is full time blogger and content creator, He contribute articles to different niche blogs. He likes to write more about legal affairs and social cultures.

Join Disrupt Magazine

defi
Become A Disrupt Contributor

Most Disruptive

tezos and NFT tezos and NFT
NFT3 weeks ago

Beginners guide to NFTs: What are non-fungible tokens?

You have probably heard the word NFT hundreds of times so far. At first glance, you thought it only had...

Sports + Gaming2 months ago

What Motorcycles Are Good For Long Trips?

Motorcycles are all about freedom. But the question is: how often do we really go out there and enjoy the...

Executive Voice2 months ago

3 Ways Maternal Instincts Give Women In Leadership An Advantage

As the landscape of gender roles continues to be redefined, these 3 experts agree that their maternal instincts provide an...

Executive Voice3 months ago

The Queen of Title: How Powerplayer Rachel Luna is Disrupting the Title Industry Through a Modern Approach

Rachel Luna has made quite the name for herself within Texas’s title real estate business as the Title Queen and...

Executive Voice3 months ago

Nancy Almodovar: The Latina CEO Who is Disrupting the Status Quo of the Luxury Real Estate Market

It comes as no surprise that Nancy Almodovar, the CEO and founder of Nan and Company Properties, is one of...

Business3 months ago

How To Nurture Talent Within Your Business

Your business can only succeed with talented workers on the payroll. Luck and even strong economic conditions will only get...

NFT4 months ago

Solana’s value plummets below $98 due to a Wormhole Exploit

Many people thought blockchain technology was robust, secure, and virtually “unhackable.” However, the crypto world has faced several hacking incidents...

NFT4 months ago

Polly Kole, The Beauty With Gifted Hands Tycoon Of NFT Sculptures

In a society full of stereotypes, people clinging to appearance and disregarding one’s achievements is the magnificent Polly Kole stunning...

gold and black round emblem gold and black round emblem
Cryptocurrency5 months ago

Bitcoin’s Volatility Explained

Since cryptocurrency was introduced in 2009, it has become a very controversial subject for both critics and supporters. One of...

News5 months ago

Spider Man; No Way Home’, Crushes Box Office Estimates Generating A Mammoth $253 Million In North America.

After only 3 days in the cinemas, the latest and last Spidey outing disrupted the international market as the highest-grossing...

Trending

Copyright © 2020 Disrupt ™ Magazine - Disrupt is a Minority Owned Privately Held Company

Disrupt ™ is the voice of Latino entrepreneurs around the world. We are part of a global movement to increase diversity in the technology industry and we are focused on using entrepreneurship to grow new economies in underserved communities around the world. We enable millennials to become what they want to become in life by learning new skills and leveraging the power of the digital economy. We are living proof that all you need to succeed in this new economy is a landing page and a dream. Disrupt tells the stories of the world top entrepreneurs, developers, creators, and digital marketers and help empower them to teach others the skills they used to grow their careers, chase their passions and create financial freedom for themselves, their families, and their lives, all while living out their true purpose. We recognize the fact that most young people are opting to skip college in exchange for entrepreneurship and real-life experience. This Podcast was designed to give them a taste of that.