Bayonne, NJ asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Personal Injury for New York

Q: My wife filed a bunch of faults police reports on me with her friend some how I got charged with a felony esdropping

Every report is faults I can prove every other statement is a lie but the esdropping charge I can't prove i have to go to Grand jury every report is filed by my wife and her friend. I have a public defender because I have a divorce lawyer I can't afford both lawyers. Don't know what to do about the false statements. Watertown NY police department don't care. My name was in paper almost lost my job, I just don't know what to do. Sorry this is so long I am scared and worried I might lose my kids and job. The statements are destroying my life.

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Jonathan R. Ratchik
Jonathan R. Ratchik
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A: Sorry to hear what you're going through. If the reports that were filed against you were truly false, you might have a viable claim for defamation. Here's an article I found online which you might find helpful, https://www.findlaw.com/criminal/criminal-charges/filing-a-false-police-report.html Keep in mind that the statute of limitations for defamation lawsuits in New York is only one (1) year which means if you intend to pursue this matter you should speak with an attorney sooner rather than later. You can find an experienced defamation attorney using the Find a Lawyer tab on the JUSTIA homepage.

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