Sunday, October 11, 2009

Woman Arrested For A Facebook "Poke"

Be careful who you 'poke', on Facebook that is. Woman arrested for Facebook 'pokeing' the wrong person. It makes legal sense considering the person was forbidden to have any contact or communication with the person. A Facebook poke could easily be construed as contact.

"Shannon D. Jackson, 36, was arrested Friday, Sept. 25 for allegedly violating an order of protection.

According to the affidavit filed in Sumner County General Sessions Court, Jackson is accused of using the “poke” option on Facebook to contact a Hendersonville woman, thus violating the terms of the order of protection, which stipulates “no telephoning, contacting or otherwise communicating with the petitioner.”
Violating an order of protection is a Class A misdemeanor. If convicted, violators can be punished with up to 11 months, 29 days in jail and a possible fine of up to $2,500.

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