found out a man with same name was wanted for probation violation.we used a bondsman to get him out of jail.costing us 180.00.we feel he was arrested falsely.what can we do about this.at the court date all was dismissed.
Well if he did in fact have an expired license, then he was not arrested falsely even if the probation was a mistake. How did you find out that there is another man with the same name on probation? IF it was from the authorities than that will probably be taken care of at the next court date. If it was through another source, I suggest hiring an attorney and telling him all this information so that he can quickly get this resolved.
Usually an individual is not arrested on an expired license; however, an officer is permitted to arrest for that offense. Since he was able to bond out, that tells me the jail realized the information presented to the arresting officer did not apply to your husband. The reason I say that is rarely is a bond available for a probation violation. Hope that helps.
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There is nothing you can do. Driving On An Expired License is a misdemeanor in Georgia punishable with up to a year in jail, and a $1,000 fine. Since his license was expired he was not falsely arrested. Also, suing the government is extremely difficult as they enjoy sovereign immunity except for cases where they avail themselves to lawsuits.
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