Greeley, CO asked in Libel & Slander and Criminal Law for Colorado

Q: Can I sue a news station for publishing the name of a family member that caused his life to be I danger?

A news station published a picture and a name of a family member along with his criminal charges and this has caused his life to be in danger. What can I do?

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Courtney Edwards

Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Edwards, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: Unless what the new station published was false and they knew it was false or were completely reckless with regard to the truthfulness of the report, no, you cannot sue. That is public information and the press is protected by the First Amendment.

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