Huntsville attorney warns about major consequences from posting illegal activity online

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HUNTSVILLE, AL-- By now we're sure you've seen the video about a Florida woman broadcasting her drunk drive via the Periscope app.

"This is one of the dumbest things I've ever seen in my entire life," said Huntsville DUI attorney George Flowers.

Flowers says while people bragging about their crimes is not new and the way most criminals get caught, the need to post everything on the Internet, including illegal activity is a new phenomenon and courts here in north Alabama are seeing their fair share.

"Whether you're on Periscope while you're driving drunk or on Facebook posting a picture of a wad of cash, there's almost always an electronic trail," warns Flowers.

He says as the public's social media obsession grows, prosecutors and investigators are keeping up to ensure these wired wrongdoers are prosecuted for their behavior.  In the end, publishing your latest crime on the internet will get you a lot more than 15 minutes of fame.

"Prosecutors around the country are actually taking courses on using social media as evidence in criminal cases," said Flowers.