Facebook for lawyers is fine and dandy, unless you do what one US lawyer has done and tell your client’s husband that you have him “in your sights” in a message laced with profanity. Nah, not good.
The Facebook message from 41 year old Jim Hanson of Fort Wayne, Indiana resulted in charges from prosecutors and a potential three year prison term.
Associated Press report that Hanson is representing the woman in her divorce and in a misdemeanor domestic battery case.
“You pissed off the wrong attorney. You want to beat up women and then play games with the legal system … well then you will get exactly what you deserve. After I get [my client] out of jail I’m going to gather all the relevant evidence and them I’m going to anal rape you so hard your teeth come loose. I tried working with you with respect. Now I’m going to treat you like the pond scum you are. Watch your ass you little [expletive deleted]. I’ve got you in my sights now.”
Hanson acknowledged Monday that the message was unprofessional and inappropriate. He says it was intended to show that he would vigorously defend his client.
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