Someone is alleging that a colleague has commuted sexual assault. The act in question is a hug which doesn't qualify under Texas penal code. If they press charges of S.A. anyway (as they've threatened) what happens?
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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.
We are afraid, are still dealing w medical & financial ramifications of attack from other neighbor's pit bulls in 2015. Animal Control told us 2 buy a gun. Pls tell me that TX law doesn't say we can't safely go outside bc other ppl's pit bulls have more rts 2 b in our yard than we do. Srsly. Can... Read more »
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.
More information would be needed to answer your question. Bad comments and nasty things do not normally constitute actionable libel or slander.
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