Cuyahoga Falls, OH asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Ohio

Q: Is it legal to write letters to people about what someone did to me like stealing from me?

I lent my nephew money, and he didn't pay it back. He stole money from me. The news spread fast in our family. I text him and told him........Everybody knows what you did to me. My nephew said I took a work check of his and cashed it. That is a lie. I wrote a letter to my nephew's boss and told him about this. Then I wrote letters to my nephew's friends and a lot of people he knows and told them what he did to me. I asked an attorney on JustAnswer about what I was doing. He told me if I'm telling the truth in the letters, it's legal to do. Is it legal to do??? Now my nephew is taking me to court for a domestic civil protection order. Please help!

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Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: It is legal to tell people the truth. It is not a crime. A civil protection order, however, does not actually require a crime. A person may seek court protection without having to prove a crime, if he or she can show a pattern of harassment.

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