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Assault by Tweet

Posted by Daniel Norland | Mar 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

In today's digital age it is easy to forget that as you sit behind your keyboard and type, or on your phone to post to Facebook or Tweet, that what you are posting or tweeting can have very real consequences. In many ways your behavior online can be legally treated the same as if it were face to face contact. Bullying, harassment, threats, and in some cases even assault over the internet can be chargeable offenses. As a family law attorney I see this a lot. Even in situations where inappropriate online behavior does not result in criminal charges, you may still have to answer for your actions in family court, particularly during battles for custody and placement. The best advice I can give is that if you would/should not say it to someone's face, do not say it to them online. For an interesting example of how a Tweet can turn into an assault charge check out this article:

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Daniel Norland

I received my Bachelor's Degree from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse in December 2006. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison Law School in 2010 and chose to move back to the Coulee Region to begin my legal career. I decided to open my own law practice and have never regre...


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