Can i sue target? i got arrested at target because i opened a box. they stopped me in the front of the store and brought me to the back. they asked me where are the cables. i told them i dont have any cables. they said they wanted there merchandise back i tokd them i dont have no cables. so they called the police and arrested me for vandalism.
You should be more worried about the criminal case than suing people.
A store has the right to detain someone they suspect of shoplifting. It may have turned out that you didn't have anything from the box you opened, but it sounds like the cops thought you did enough damage to arrest you for vandalism.
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What damages have you suffered?
SAN DIEGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY--20 years experience
I think your question is really can you win if you sue Target? Maybe is the best answer. Like Mr. Marshall said, focus on your vandalism charge and beating it. Then you may be able to sue Target and win money for the cost of the lawyer you had to hire to have the vandalism case resolved with a not guilty verdict or a finding of factual innocence. Did you go to psychological counseling for this trauma? Did a doctor prescribe you medication for this event so you can get over it?
Every right has a remedy for its violation. If there is no remedy then it follows that there was no right violated.
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