Defamation of character is not a criminal offense, it is civil in nature. You could be found responsible to pay money or stop your actions, but it is not a crime. You may be thinking about other crimes that are similar, but this is not. Visit www.kliszlaw.com to discuss. Tim KliszAsk a similar question
You may be confused between criminal and civil actions. Defamation is a civil action for damages, not a crimnal action. Civil juries find people responsible for something and award the appropriate damages
(money). In criminal cases, a prosecutor brings charges and if a jury finds someone guilty, then the Judge sentences the person for the crime.
Defamation is civil and has a very short Statute of Limitations. The damages are determined by how the person' defamatory acts harmed youAsk a similar question
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