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Can you legally share those pictures of your ex?

On Behalf of | Jan 27, 2022 | Sex Offenses

When you and your ex were still together, you would send each other rather risque pictures. Some of them are fairly explicit in nature. When you broke up, you didn’t go through your phone and delete all of those photos.

It’s not illegal for you to have them. Both you and your ex are adults, and you exchanged them willingly. You were both fully consenting to the activity, and it was simply part of your relationship. But now that you’ve broken up, you have thought about sharing the photos with someone else or even on the internet. You know your ex wouldn’t like it but would sharing the photos actually be illegal?

Sharing the photos could result in felony charges

It’s not just that your ex wouldn’t approve of you sharing these pictures, but it could cause them severe emotional distress. As such, this was first made a misdemeanor and then later changed to a felony. If you go through with sharing the photos, you could be facing serious charges that could have an impact on the rest of your life.

People often make the mistake of doing things in the heat of the moment, without really thinking through the ramifications. Or, you may think that you can do this anonymously and that no one will ever know it was you, especially if your ex doesn’t even know that you shared them. 

However, it is very important for you to understand the true legal ramifications and the serious charges that you could be facing. Additionally, if you are charged, then you need to know about all of your legal defense options to protect your future.