Lots of gaps in your confusing post. The woman should see a local attorney to discuss all the facts and circumstances.
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If she is seeking to sue the police for false arrest based upon the false warrant, she needs to speak with an attorney that is experienced in such areas of the law. Not all criminal defense attorneys practice civil rights law and she should find an attorney that has experience in filing a Section 1983 suit and have him or her evaluate the case.
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I have been practicing 100% criminal defense in Brevard County for 28 years. With a bit more information, i'm sure i can point you in the right direction. Please feel free to call me and further explain your situation at no charge.
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Is she suing the police? Her probation officer? The people who informed on her to get her arrested? The lawyers who wouldn't look at the file?
The options vary in each case.
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