Three years ago I rented a T.v. from rent a center it was going fine until a month into it and they wanted me to pay a week in advance after telling them I couldn't they started saying I was two-to three weeks late I tried calling their corporate office but no one would call me back like I told to resolve it. After a few months I found out that rent a center had put a warrant out for my arrest I got a hold of them and was told that they would drop it if I returned the property I agreed to do so and the manager of the store and someone else came and picked up and I thought that was it. Until three years after that I was arrested for the same warrant after I was out on bond I went to the store and was told there was no paperwork on my case and that the manager that had picked up the t.v. had been fired for embezzlement of the company, and he had put on their paperwork that I had left town with the property. Do I have a case I am really traumatised and angry from all of what had happened.
If you've been arrested for a crime you didn't commit, your best option right now is to hire a criminal defense attorney. Getting the criminal case resolved is the first step in your process. Once you've done that, then you can worry about suing the merchant. I'm also changing the heading of this inquiry to criminal defense, as it has nothing to do with landlord/tenant.
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