In November of last year me my boyfriend and a friend of the family got pulled over because of a dim headlight.my boyfriend was driving at the time with suspended license, he have a record. The friend of ours sat behind him he also have a record,I had never been in the system before that day. As police pulled us over they could see the guy in the back moving around I thought nothing of it but the whole time he was sticking drugs under my seat.the fact that It was my car they arrested me and when I went to court my first appeal they threw it out.But I can't get a descent job now due to my record.
"Can I sue (not "sew") _______" is a civil law question.
Last I checked this was still America, and in America you can sue pretty much anyone for pretty much anything. Whether or not a) you can find a lawyer to sign her / his name to the paperwork, b) your lawsuit survives a motion for summary judgment / to dismiss, c) you get a favorable judgment, d) your defendant is collectable or e) you ever see a dime is both beyond my ability to predict and is anyone's guess.
That said, suing either a law enforcement officer, agency or municipality is both a civil rights question and almost always an uphill battle. You need to have a viable claim, provable damages and, most importantly, a lawyer who is willing to sign her / his name to your paper containing your factual proffer.
Still, this is not a criminal defense question; It is a civil rights question, and, if you want to increase your odds at getting a competent answer then you should repost this question and list "civil rights" and not "criminal defense" as a practice area.
Wishing you luck and hoping that I have been helpful in properly re-directing your question.
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It is unlikely you have a valid lawsuit, but if you were never convicted you might want to investigate getting the arrest expunged, this page has more information about that option. http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/cms/Seal-and-Expunge-Process/Seal-and-Expunge-Home.aspx
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I agree with Mr. Woodring. Spend your time on looking into getting the charge expunged. I will caution you that it is a very long process so start now.
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