The unfortunate part of social media is it doesn’t accept explanations. If the only reason you are holding the pipe is to lecture the youth of america about the evils of drug use, and as soon as your lecture is complete you're going to incinerate the contraband in a ten-million degree oven, and once that's complete you are going to wash yourself in bleach in order to ensure that there is no trace of pipe molecule on you, the picture of you holding the pipe is not likely to illustrate any of this, and their goes your unblemished standing in the community.
What about my Utah divorce?
For instance, if you are trying to get custody of your kids and your ex shows up to court with a picture of you with a pipe, that is going to weigh heavily on the court’s decision. And case killers are not limited to illegal activities, even legal activities, such as drinking or wearing woman's clothing (if your a man), can hurt you if it gets in the wrong hands.
How do I avoid getting harmed by social media in my Utah divorce?
The other thing you can do? USE YOUR HEAD. Many people don't need a stranger with a camera phone to make them look like an idiot, they do a fine job of portraying their idiocy on their own. I can't tell you how many times I've seen a party in a law suit post pictures on their Facebook page of them doing something that won't help, or will even hurt their case. Don't do that. Just don't.