Kim Jones Penepacker's answer Texas has a one year statute of limitations for defamation under the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code section 16.002. However, the one-year period depends on the date the cause of action "accrued," meaning the date the one-year clock started ticking. You should contact an attorney who practices in this area to evaluate when the clock on the statute of limitations started running and to evaluate if you are still within that time period.
Grant St Julian III's answer You describe nothing criminal; your ex believes what she believes, and the police have bolstered her opinions and given her confirmation that you caused the problem. Your mutual friends and co-workers will decide who and what to believe, and if any of them do not want to hear your side of the story, they probably weren't your friend to begin with.
Jodi Soyars' answer Retain an experienced criminal law attorney and have them defend you. Even false allegations should be taken seriously because if you are convicted it can have a devastating affect on your career and possibly even your freedom.
Peter N. Munsing's answer Find out from Animal Control if they will spell out under what cirucmstances you can use the gun if you get it and will they put it in writing..
Nothing saying you can't put up a bigger fence. Make it colorful, run vines up it.See if your town has an ordinance. Unfortunately, many don't, and it's not illegal to own a pit bull. So I don't see a suit against the Dog Warden because their hands are tied.
Peter N. Munsing's answer In case you are charged, first get the advice of a criminal defense atttorney. You may have to pay. Then find out your options by contacting a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Assn who handles libel cases.
Robert Jason De Groot's answer That is exactly what you said? "someone looked like something"? It depends upon the exact wording, I suppose, and you have not provided that. Get an attorney on your side.
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