Texas Public Record Information

Texas public record information
Can I publish someones criminal record on my website?

There is a person who has a long criminal history and has screwed me and my family out of tenss of thousands of dollars. I went to the Texas Department of Public Safety online and ordered his criminal history / record. I have it in the form of a Adobe acrobat file and I would like to post the crimal record on my website. Is there anything illegal with posting his criminal record if it is public information?I would appreciate an answer from an attorney that has passed the BAR. Thank you.

It’s a matter of public record, you can post it…HOWEVER, doing so, for malicious intent, can be cause for a civil lawsuit for damages. he quite possibly could win.

It’s the same kind of thing as former employers have done, saying honest things about former employees, but being sued for defamation. Those companies lost.

Tread lightly.

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