Using Social Networking to Avoid an Arrest Warrant

Social networking often takes a beating about the fact that it allows people to track you down, wherever you are. That, however, is a good thing sometimes.

From Scott Ealy comes a great tale of a client who had not shown up for a court appearance. Scott explains:

I called Client’s cellphone.  Nothing.  (We learned later that his Blackberry cellular device was dead).

I tried Client’s family phone.  Answering machine.  I left a jumbled message.

Frantically, I began dialing up Client’s aquaintances.

One fellow wound up going the extra mile and located Client via a ”friend” connection on Facebook.

Although some distance away, Client zoomed immediately toward the courthouse.

This is a great experience to keep in mind if you need to track one of your client’s down.