Can the court use a instagram video as evidence?

I posted a video of myself speeding and drifting on the dirt road to my home. Then, about a week or so went by, and today I was randomly stopped by a undercover cop on my road. He threatened me with a bunch of tickets and brought the video up. So a few minutes passed and he and another officer searched my vehicle and started threatening me and intimadating me. The main officer wrote me a reckless driving on a road that I wasn’t speeding on and a driving on wrong side court summons. However, I literally obeyed all laws when he was behind me for maybe 10 seconds. He had someone stopped prior to being pulled over then chased me down.

Asked on May 3, 2017 under General Practice, Alabama

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Yes, a court can use a video (instagram or otherwise) as evidence. Since you posted it, it constitutes an admission against interest by the defendant and is not hearsay--that is, it is fully admissible in court. So you can be convicted based on the video you posted.


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