Expunged info was disclose by county jail. Can I sue the county I live in for disclosing expunged criminal record? The jail changed systems in December and the "do not disclose" was not transferred to new system and jail is disclosing expunged info causing issues in personal life.
Probably not, government officials have qualified immunity, which basically means you cannot sue them for honest mistakes, only intentional and/or malicious conduct.
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A lawsuit is not the answer for everything. You should consult with an attorney to make sure that the expungement took effect.
unfortunately, when the government does something wrong, they get to play by a separate set of rules and makes it very difficult if not impossible to recover any damages that this has caused to your personal life.
I would contact your criminal defense attorney that represented you during the allegations and obtain a copy of the Order of expungment. I am not sure by what means you used to have this charge expunged so the type of Order will vary.
Although I do not believe you would be successful on the limited facts you have mentioned, I would schedule a consultation with a local attorney immediately who can make a full assessment of your case. I originally grew up Culleoka, Tn and know a few attorneys that practice in that area. I would contact Adrian Dale or Jake Hubbell if you did not have a prior attorney on these criminal allegations. Hope everything gets better for you.
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