Can a blog be used as evidence?

UPDATED: Dec 16, 2011

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Can a blog be used as evidence?

I am being charged with theft from my recent employer. The Owner of the company allowed me to use the company credit cards for personal purchases instead of giving me certain bonuses or a raise. I was authorized over a year ago. I recently left the company to pursue another career which upset him and now he accusing me of theft. I have a blog that I used to write, which addresses certain discussions we had about purchases and things of the sort which documents the date that everything was happening. Can this be used as evidence?

Asked on December 16, 2011 under Criminal Law, Pennsylvania


FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Yes, a blog with respect to the subject that you are writing about assuming it can be authenticated with a proper foundation can be used as evidence with respect to any matter, civil or criminal.

With respect to what you have written as the subject of your question, I recommend that you consult with a criminal defense attorney about the accusations against you sooner rather than later. Possibly there might be some admissions by your former employer in the blog that may assist you in your defense to his accusations.

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