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FindLaw's Top 5 Tweets From 2016

By Christopher Coble, Esq. on January 11, 2017 12:58 PM

We like to maintain a robust social media presence, which means we tweet. A lot. Last year we tweeted over 4,000 times. And some of those Twitter posts resonated with our followers a bit more than others.

Here are our five most clicked-on tweets of 2016:

1. 3 Potential Ways to Challenge a Marijuana DUI Charge

With so many states legalizing it, it was only a matter of time until marijuana DUIs started cropping up. While state statutes criminalize driving "while intoxicated" or "under the influence" (meaning they can apply to stoned drivers as well), the methods for determining pot intoxication aren't the same as blood alcohol concentration. So what's the legal limit?

2. Court Finds Monkey Can't Own Selfie Copyright

In a blow to simian IP rights worldwide, a district judge in San Francisco determined an Indonesian black-crested macaque did not own a world-famous image he snapped of himself. Now, had Naruto filed for copyright like we recommend, he might've had a case.

3. Brothers Arrested After Mocking Judge on Facebook

When will kids learn that what happens on Facebook stays on Facebook? Not in 2016, apparently. Two British bros learned the hard way, however, after the judge that gave them soft pot-trafficking sentences saw their Facebook post making fun of her.

4. 3 Warning Signs That Your Lawyer's No Good

We go to attorneys to get legal advice. But to whom can we turn if we're worried our lawyer is a lemon? Here are some simple ways to figure out if your attorney is as good as they claim to be.

5. Can the FBI Access My Browsing History?

Most of us wouldn't want our parents knowing our internet habits. But what about the government? The FBI is trying to get around the warrant requirement when it comes to searching and seizing your web-browsing history, at least in terrorism and spy cases. So how much information do they want, and how likely are they to get it?

As always, stay tuned to our Twitter account, @FindLawConsumer, and follow us on Facebook for the latest in consumer legal information and updates.

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