Intent to Hurt

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  1. caravalhophoto profile image60
    caravalhophotoposted 9 years ago

    Is there a specific type of "Attorney" that is needed to sue a person for "Defemation of Character with Intent to Hurt" in the State of California? And do they actually exist? 

    Background: false peolice reports, credibility and dependability destroyed, irreversible family disconnection, jail time due to being labeled a "flight risk"

    Verified: police reports false, DA & Investigating Officer stated "stories have been less than consistant", Investigating Officer testified Defendent turned self in when told of warrant-Defendent was OR"D that afternoon after 31 days in jail. No priors or criminal history of defedent.

    Have been doing some research, but since I have no knowledge...was hoping some one would know...thanks

    1. Faybe Bay profile image65
      Faybe Bayposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Let me find someone who can help. Not in california but has extensive knowledge of court systems. Doesn't come in forums much so I will send the link to this thread.

      1. caravalhophoto profile image60
        caravalhophotoposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Faybe...coming up against walls...the referral service has not been much help either...any advise is much appreciated....thank you

    2. Faybe Bay profile image65
      Faybe Bayposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Great Rafini, I never knew United Way did that too! I have sent an e-mail. I don't know the work schedule. so keep checking back on the thread, I think this person hubber can help.

      1. Rafini profile image87
        Rafiniposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        yeah, it's something like calling information.  (here we use 211 for these types of information referrals)  If I know what I'm looking for but don't know who handles it or where to go, I call 211.

        1. Faybe Bay profile image65
          Faybe Bayposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Yeah we get fliers for tax time with that number on it. Universal help here too.

    3. Hokey profile image61
      Hokeyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Talk to any civil attorney. This is a civil case. Not criminal. If you don't have alot of money then get one that will do the work for a percentage of the over all settlement. This turns them into an attack dog.

      1. caravalhophoto profile image60
        caravalhophotoposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        thanks Hokey...Is a civil attorney the same as a personal injury attorney?  I never had any dealings with the court system...this is all new to me...thanks for any advise...

  2. Rafini profile image87
    Rafiniposted 9 years ago

    where I live we have a Lawyer Referral Service and the number can be found through United Way.  You should check in your area and see if you can find something similar.

    1. caravalhophoto profile image60
      caravalhophotoposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      We have been doing research and I was told it would be a Personal Injury Attorney...but all the one's we have inquired to state they do not handle that type of case.
      We were also told that since it would be a case that an award would be quiet high since "Intent" can be proved, an Attorney would be needed.
      I'm hoping my Hubber friends can expand the thought process and  appreciate any words of wisdom.

      1. susanlang profile image61
        susanlangposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Hello Caravalhophoto, I like your long name wink  You would need a personal Injury Attorney who's interest is in Slander /Def cases. The problem with many lawyers regarding that area of practice is this. Many States have what is known as "joint property" States, that means if a man or a women slandered you and one of or both of them are married, then lawyers don't want to sue because it's hard and almost impossible to get anything out of them. You cant take property that is in both the husband's and wife's name, even if only one of them slandered you. So many lawyers don't see any real money in it for them. Just alot of risk.  However, I have found some lawyers who will in fact take slander cases if your willing to pay about $20,000 dollars up front. Do some more research in your area, you may find some lawyers who are willing to take a pro-bono case on your behalf.  It depends on how many tangable assets the defendant has.  Not much more help I'm sure.

        1. caravalhophoto profile image60
          caravalhophotoposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          no, alot of help...thank you susanlang...appreciate it. The "defedent" owns a million dollar house in a very affluiant neighborhood...he is not married.  Maybe I should make that clear when I speak to an attorney...thank you.

          1. susanlang profile image61
            susanlangposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Not married, well there you go!  Looks like you have a winner of a case, and your very welcome. Please let me know what the out come is and good luck!  smile

  3. Roger Bennett profile image60
    Roger Bennettposted 9 years ago

    Yea...thanks susanlang, your answer helped me too!

  4. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 9 years ago

    Best of luck, Cara! Please keep us informed. What a nasty thing to do to someone! Sorry that happened to you.

  5. OntariFamilyLawCa profile image70
    OntariFamilyLawCaposted 9 years ago

    Contact the Calif or country state bar who can help you find a lawyer.


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