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If someone makes up a lie and tells someone and the person they told believes this lie then that person retaliates and commits a criminal act because of the lie is the person who made up the lie committing any type of criminal crime and can they also be sued in civil court?
Asked on June 17, 2009 under Criminal Law, Arkansas
MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 13 years ago | Contributor
Well, it depends on the type of lie and to whom told. There are such things as defamation, intereference with criminal prosecution, obstructing justice, etc.
Try consulting with an attorney in your state -- a civil litigation attorney. Try www.attorneypages.com and check his or her record at the Arkansas State Bar.
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