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How To Defend Yourself From Defamation

 

Insult is a type of crime that is very common nowadays. When a person has an intention to say degrading words towards another individual with a statement, behavior in order to infringe their honor and reputation. If you are in a similar situation, contact passi & patel threat lawyer.

If an individual is offended, they have the right to report it to the authorities. If the offense is committed through the means of mass media, there will be witnesses and evidence in favor of the offended person.

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The plaintiff has all the right to decide whether to sue the person or not, and ask for a redress for insult. If for example, there are proofs and the insult was committed through the media, the authorities will investigate the case and ask for the video/ audio to be given to them. The journalists themselves would not be responsible only if they prove that it was ordered to them to give such statement.

There are no responsibilities for an offense if:

  • – The statement was presented during the work of the parliament, an administrative or judicial proceeding, unless the plaintiff proves that it was stated for negative purposes.
  • – In the statement, there are opinions presented at a public meeting, or some public manifestation, an activity of some state institutions by legal persons reporting an “offensive” statement.
  • – Opinions contained in an official document of the Parliament, Government, courts or some government agencies.

A person who is involved in a scientific or artistic production that involves criticism of a public figure, will not be responsible for the offense. Also, people who are defending the freedom of speech or some other rights that are protecting the public interest will not be responsible for the offense.

An individual that is intended to offend or affect the honor and reputation of another person by spreading false information that will be harmful to their reputation will be facing some serious consequences, but only if it is proved that the information is wrong. Also, if the false statement contains information that are harmful to the honor of other individuals, or a group of people, it is considered as an offense. As mentioned above, if the false statement is spread through the mass media, the editor, reporter or the journalist can face consequences too.

Sometimes, it is very hard to prove the truth by taking the fats into consideration. Also, the defendant has all the right to prove that they did not offend anyone with their statements. If they do so, they will not be liable for defamation.

In case you are a victim of defamation, ask for a legal help from a lawyer who will guide you through the process and help you prove that a certain statement about you was false. Defamation is a serious type of crime and if proven, the defendant will be facing some very serious consequences.