One can file a civil suit as under the following offences, when falsely accused-
- DEFAMATION: One can file a civil suit for defamation of character via false allegations of a crime can come in two forms: slander and libel. Civil lawsuits over slander or libel each target false statements which harm a person's reputation. The difference is that slander involves oral or spoken statements made to a third party (someone other than yourself), while libel involves written, visual or Internet-based depictions which were published or publicly posted for others to read. In civil law, defamation is punishable under the Law of Torts by imposing punishment in the form of damages to be awarded to the claimant. This suit will compensate you for damages regarding humiliation, embarrassment, and mental anguish after being falsely accused of a crime. Though these aren't actual monetary losses, their value as damages can be calculated by an experienced attorney.
- MALICIOUS PROSECUTION: To file a civil lawsuit over malicious prosecution, you must be able to hold someone liable for initiating a civil or criminal charge against you while being fully aware that the claims behind the charge were false or weren't reasonably true, and had a wrongful purpose is being made. Your civil lawsuit cannot be based simply on the inadequacy of the evidence against you.
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