I was arrested and charged with OWI. However, the local newspaper printed that I was arrested for OWI with a minor in the vehicle. There was nobody else in the vehicle with me. I am self-employed and this has not only caused harm to my business but has also put me in question with my church, community, etc. I have no problem with them reporting on what I did do as I will pay the consequences. But does the paper not have to pay for the damages done to myself and my business? Thanks for any help.
I would get a copy of the police report, and send it to the editor of the paper, and demand that they print at least a partial retraction of the original story about your arrest. If they refuse to print or publish a retraction, you should consult an attorney that files personal injury lawsuits in your area.
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