How Messenger Apps Could Impact Your New York Criminal Case

You may think that your conversations on Facebook, WhatsApp, and other messenger services are completely private. However, law enforcement can serve any messenger service with a search warrant to get those messages.

Most messenger apps are no more secure than email or SMS messages are in terms of keeping your conversations out of the hands of those who might want to use your words against you. This includes Twitter DMs, Instagram Direct, Facebook Messenger, Discord messages, and Snapchat.

Note that we’re not just talking about public posts, semi-public posts, or even posts to your friends. We’re talking about private messages, conversations you might have had with some sort of expectation of privacy.

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Jeffery Greco

Jeffery Greco is an attorney providing legal services covering Criminal Defense and Criminal Defense: White Collar and Criminal Defense: DUI / DWI. Jeffery Greco, who practices law in New York, New York, was selected to Super Lawyers for 2020 - 2023. This peer designation is awarded only to a select number of accomplished attorneys in each state. The Super Lawyers selection process takes into account peer recognition, professional achievement in legal practice, and other cogent factors. Prior to becoming an attorney, he studied at South Texas College of Law Houston. He graduated in 2004. After passing the bar exam, he was admitted to legal practice in 2005.

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