Social Media Evidence

Social Media Evidence Requires Higher Authentication Standard in Maryland

February 28, 2017

Practitioners face a higher than usual standard when authenticating social media evidence and posts in Maryland courts. In Griffin v. State, the Court of Appeals emphasized the necessity of distinctive characteristics in order to overcome the possibility of manipulation and hacking. More recently, in Sublet v. State, the Court adopted the “reasonable juror” standard. Sublet…

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