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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

What type of court please and what type of claim?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
now there is nothing happeningwhat if one guy will accouse me of sotmething i have newve done. I have a facebook chat. can that be an evidence in court? what if he will delete the chat...
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
that chat can confirm that I have not done something.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
is there anybody?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Well, it depends.

On the face of it, that isn't evidence of anything.

Facebook entries can be evidence. If it is deleted then the evidence is lost unless, of course, there is a screen saving.

But it does need to be relevant evidence. Facebook entries that to contain anything probative are quite commonly used.

To be wholly honest though, offences on Facebook solely tend not to be prosecuted basically because it isnt the best use of public money to investigate comments on Facebook. Entries on Facebook that evidence a more serious offence can be used though.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Jo

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i have all conversation and print screen...but what if this guy will say that it is not his entiries?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
can i defend myslef showing this print screen?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

What are you going to use this for? This doesn't evidence anything.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no ok.fhank you for help.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

No problem and all the best.

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