Several years ago My dad called in several false cases of assault, reckless endangerment w/ a weapon, brandishing a firearm and others against me. This lead to jail time, loss of a job, bail costs, (possibly illegal) detained firearms which were never returned and possible tarnish on my name and record. He is a transient/deadbeat and never had any form of permanent address or resources so I didn't think it was possible to try, now that he is currently incarcerated and has received an inheritance I think it is possible.
If the cases resulted in guilty verdicts or pleas from you, how do you expect to sue him for false allegations? Likely have statute of limitation issues anyways.
If I understand your post, yours is an attempt to receive compensation based upon a civil slander claim, presumably based upon damage to your otherwise good reputation. With that said, you mentioned jail time. A sentence of imprisonment generally results from a criminal conviction; either by guilty plea or trial. If so, the fact that you were convicted is a possible defense to any claim against your father. Obviously, if you were NOT convicted of a criminal offense, that defense is not available to your father. You may also be able to seek the return of the firearms from the arresting law enforcement agency. Seek out a few tort attorneys who practice in Philadelphia and hire the best fit. Do NOT delay as there are time limitations to bring claims of this type and they are strictly enforced. Good luck.
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