Unlawful Seizure & Unlawful Arrest

Sanjay Stephen Schmidt

Case Conclusion Date:April 1, 2013

Practice Area:Civil Rights

Outcome:$120,000.00 Settlement

Description:Police officers, without a warrant, entered the Plaintiffs' home, refused to leave, unlawfully arrested Plaintiff Letona, and unlawfully effectuated a repossession of a vehicle on behalf of a private repossession company. Plaintiff Letona was released from custody after the car was taken and, fortunately was never charged with a crime. “For me, it’s amazing,” Letona, 53, said. “My attorney really did a good job. I never thought we’d win, but the police made a big mistake to enter my home.” Schmidt, the family’s attorney, said Letona is a former volunteer with the Redwood City Police Department and her son is a Marine who has served in Afghanistan. “She’s like anybody’s neighbor,” Schmidt said. “They are just a regular American family.” Read more here: http://www.modbee.com/2013/04/17/2674148/modesto-pays-120k-fine-to-settle.html#storylink=cpy