If you've been arrested, are currently on probation in the Michigan justice system, or are going through a Michigan divorce or custody action, it's time to do some social media housekeeping.
First, change your profile picture. The first thing someone sees when they search for you should not be a picture of you dancing on a bar, bearing it all, or taking shots off an alpine ski wearing your favorite sombrero.
Second, delete all alcohol, drug, "party life" pictures IMMEDIATELY! You may think your profile is secure but what you don't realize is that "smokin' hot babe" you just added as a "friend" is also your probation officer. Unfair, unethical? Maybe. But trust me, it happens, and you do not want it to happen to you.
Third, seriously think twice before posting a status or comment. While you may avoid be suckered into a "friend request" from a judge, probation officer, prosecutor, or opposing counsel, you can never avoid the "good samaritan" you've unwittingly friended on Facebook who feels compelled to record and report your vented frustrations, substance-infused threats, or detailed accounts of "the wildest f****** night of your life!" With that said, take some time and filter out your friend lists. Maybe that guy you shared 30 minutes of your life with during a group project in college, doesn't need to keep tabs on you 10 years later.
In conclusion, not everything that happens to you is worth sharing online, particularly those things that could impact your case. While your involved with a Michigan criminal or family law case, exercise "social media etiquette" with a similar mindset to taking your driver's test: You don't always have to keep your hands at "10 and 2," but for the sake of passing the road test, suck it up.