A court date was set for a traffic ticket and I nor my lawyer were notified, a warrant was issued and I was arrested. can I sue?
Elizabeth, NJ |
This was to be the 3rd appearance on a traffic ticket. The cops never showed up to court. A warrant was issued and I was NOT notified then arrested after a random stop. The original ticket is set to be dismissed. I came to 2 court dates and still got arrested. I have no priors and no reason to have a mug shot on file. Can I sue for wrongful arrest and or emotional distress?
You need to speak to your attorney. That attorney is most familar with the situation. I only practice criminal defense so I cannot advise you. There may be governmental immunity even if there was negligence. I simple do not know. Good Luck.