“An apple a day keeps the Doctor away,” may be getting replaced with an “Apple today keeps the Divorce attorney away!”
Your iPhone is NOT great at keeping secrets. All calls, texts and emails are trackable, if not recoverable. It links to the Cloud and backs up your photographs, even the ones you delete. It knows what apps you have downloaded, it knows when you are sleeping, it knows when you’re awake, it knows when you’ve been good or bad…
So, what can you do? You can upgrade your device. If there is no case pending, no request to preserve evidence, no issued subpoena or a discovery request, you can get rid of it.
What did Nevada Barr do? She “took a cold chisel and a hatchet; I tore it apart; I then took all of the pieces that were inside of it and I put them in the metal box; I burned it by pouring gasoline over it, and I shoveled it into a plastic bag and I dumped it in a bayou.”
Matthew Thompson is a Family Law attorney in Mississippi and does NOT advise the spoliation of evidence, obstruction of justice or Russian collusion, but you can upgrade your cell phone or laptop.
Hillary Clinton is always in the news. Lately, it is not for anything positive. Clinton is battling accusations of improperly using a private email server and email for she and her staff AND using same for sending and receiving classified information.
Doing this is bad advice if you are Secretary of State, subject to pending litigation, or are aware of a Subpoena Duces Tecum requesting said information.
However, it is great advice if you are a lying cheater. Deleting emails, wiping a server is just smart if there is incriminating evidence in said emails and on said server. In fact, it’s dumb to not delete and wipe. It sets yourself up to be held accountable for your actions. It could prove that you have lied under oath. It could lead to all types of legal ramifications, monetary penalties and potentially cost you your freedom.
This week alone we have learned that one should destroy their cell phone, a la Tom Brady, NOT have an account with AshleyMadison (or, if you do, have a fake account) and one should have a private email server, and when convenient delete those emails and wipe the server!
Matthew Thompson is a Family Law Attorney in Mississippi and is advising his clients if you are contemplating any of the above that your first visit should be to a good Criminal Defense Attorney and the next visit should be to your Priest.
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