Brazil, IN asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Indiana

Q: why is the case about my daughter's abuse posted for everyone to see on google?

i just googled my name because my sister said all my information is all over the internet i dont understand how my daughter's information about being sexually abused and putting the man away is all on the court documents where everyone can see as soon as you search my name.

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Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL

A: That is a good question. But how is any lawyer with that limited information to know why the information is on the world wide web

Paul Stanko
Paul Stanko
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Plymouth, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: You were unclear about the source of the information. Unless court documents are sealed, they are matters of public record. Usually, the source of public disclosure of such information is the news media, which nobody can effectively control, thanks to the First Amendment. Courts have no interest in disclosing private information to the media. Your beef may very well be with your local news media.

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