SRS Wrongfully Arrested and mentally fucked up

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  1. Repus

    Repus New Member

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    Long story short



    I got arrested and charged for a crime I had nothing to do with (they got the wrong guy)

    Did the whole finger printing and mugshot thing

    Had to spend a shitload of money on a lawyer to get it thrown out of court

    Ended up being suspended and later fired from work because of this



    I sank into a deep depression. Got really anti social. Stopped going out. Lost faith in society. Stuck in a rut.

    My criminal record is now clean. But Now Im unemployed, cant use any references from my past job so Im having trouble finding a new job, lost touch with a lot of good friends from work......... terrible situation.


    I thought about filing a lawsuit but opted against it because 1) lawyers are very expensive and theres no garauntee I wouldve won 2) I wanted to move on with my life and leave it in the past

    im venting. Im at a point in my life where I'm over it but now I'm like "okay, NOW WHAT?". I lost touch with everything. For the past 6+ months Ive been sitting around doing nothing. I felt fine before this whole incident but now I've lost my swagger. I feel like I have to start all over. Can anyone relate or offer any advice?
     
  2. schmitty101

    schmitty101 You might remember me from such films as "Dig your

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    Sue the arresting county for malicious prosecution. Most lawyers offer free consultations. The lawyer will want to know the exact circumstances of the case, and then if he believes that you have case against the county he will usually work for free and then he will take a large chunk of your settlement money.

    Don't be a fool. You deserve money if their supposed error caused you to suffer as deeply as you claim. Look into a lawsuit, seriously.
     
  3. DaFukIsThat

    DaFukIsThat OT Supporter

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    What he said.
     
  4. johan

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    The lawyer will take his fee from the judgement. Go to it.
     
  5. 7960

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    everything he's "suffering" from is of his own doing or is something under his control, so exactly what does he have to sue for?
     
  6. Repus

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    Its been 7 months since it was thrown out of court. I believe its too late to sue even if I wanted to at this point :(
     
  7. Diesel66

    Diesel66 My standards for women is like rent-a-centers stan OT Supporter

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    sue for what ?
     
  8. schmitty101

    schmitty101 You might remember me from such films as "Dig your

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    Let an attorney make this decision, not you.
     
  9. schmitty101

    schmitty101 You might remember me from such films as "Dig your

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    Malicious prosecution
     
  10. schmitty101

    schmitty101 You might remember me from such films as "Dig your

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    I'm beginning to think your a troll.
     
  11. Diesel66

    Diesel66 My standards for women is like rent-a-centers stan OT Supporter

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    prove it, if they have a witness or some evidence, good luck.
     
  12. Repus

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    Wrongful arrest.


    There wasnt even good evidence against me.

    The cop basically said "all I need is suspicion, so I'll let the courts decide"



    Well the courts did decide. And it didnt even go to trial. It never even made it to a judge. It was thrown out way before that point because the evidence was so weak.
     
  13. schmitty101

    schmitty101 You might remember me from such films as "Dig your

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    Exactly how many court appearances did you make? How much did you pay the lawyer? Were they felony or misdemeanor charges?
     
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    I just wish the payments came out of the arresting officer's and whoever commanded him's paycheck.
     
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    If you get arrested and have to hire a lawyer and there turns out to be no reasonable case to build against you and it results in you losing your job the county is liable.

    I've heard of lawyers seeking compensation from the state after the case goes to trial and the defendant is found not guilty. Really, if you're not guilty and there was minimal reason to believe you were should we be allowing to state to employ lawyers at our expense?
     
  16. BoomBoomBoy

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    I'm not sure why you were fired if the lawsuit was dropped? Anyways, you can still use them as a reference. They are not allowed to reveal the circumstance under which you were terminated. The only thing they're allowed to share is your term of employment, and the positions you held.
     
  17. HipHopHead

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    i'm no attorney but 7 months don't seem to long for that.
     
  18. Pepe

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    7 months is not too long, go talk to a lawyer
     
  19. Sooka

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    Stay unemployed for now
    Find a lawyer who won't charge until after the case
    ???????
    Profit

    There are no guarantee's but it's worth a try.
     
  20. Stilgar1973

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    Are you collecting unemployment?
    I can't comment for any state except PA. But in PA you would have it coming to you.

    You may even be able to get them to give you back wages.
     
  21. Stilgar1973

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    I would hate to have a job where I couldn't make any mistakes - ever.

    As a computer operator when I trained new people I used to tell them, 'Hey I have been doing this for 9 years now. If you want to impress me find a mistake I have not made yet. What makes me a good operator is I have fucked everything up once and I know how to fix it.'.

    Can you imagine what it is like to be a cop?
     
  22. Darketernal

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    you can sue whenever you want, so go for it.
     
  23. djshotglass

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    And now you know why the rest of us hate pigs :)

    If only everyone in America could go through what you and I did. Anyone can be arrested any time any where for any reason with no hard evidence that a crime was committed. You can and will go to jail based on somebody else's word.

    Get a lawyer. Make them pay. File a police report against whoever filed the false police report. Get them charged with it. Send them to jail. Make them feel what you felt.

    Sue the government. Take back all the money they've been taking from you all these years.

    You can get arrested without ever breaking the law which is something he definitely can't control.

    Check out the last definition of assault in my state:

    Anyone could say that they thought I was going to hit them and I would be arrested.
     
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    And I continue to think people want to blame everyone else for their problems. Because it's easier than owning up to them.

    The state arrested him and cost him money. Everything else he's complaining about and blaming on someone else is actually on HIM.
     
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    :ugh:

    did you really just say you can be arrested without breaking a law, and then quote a law to use as your example?
     

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