The answer is yes you can.
These cases are typically difficult.
However, the fact situation that you indicate may make this case an exception to the rule.
The standard is whether or not law-enforcement had probable cause to make an arrest.
Also understand that law-enforcement have qualified immunity from these types of civil lawsuits.
My firm handles these types of cases feel free to give me a call at one 800 law 5655 to gather more information.
Yes you can sue. Look for a lawyer who handles "violation of civil rights". They should not charge you, but will take a percentage of the recovery.
You can file, but if the Court finds that there was probable cause to arrest you will not make it past summary judgment.
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Of course you can sue the police but there are strict rules about it and many cases are not meritorious. Of course you'll need a personal injury lawyer, not a criminal defense lawyer so start with that. Lawyers who do that kind of thing usually don't get paid unless you win.
You can sue. You'll want a personal injury lawyer. If you can't find one who will take it on a contingency basis, that indicates they don't think it is worth pursuing.
There is a high burden of proof when suing officials, but it can be done.
You might want to repost this under the category "Civil Rights" or "Personal Injury."
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