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I am sorry for your situation. If you get the ticket dismissed
, then you may sue the officer for malicious prosecution.
A malicious prosecution claim arising from a criminal
action requires the plaintiff to prove the following elements: (1) that the prosecution claimed to have been malicious was instituted or continued by the defendant; (2) that there was want of probable cause
for the institution or continuation of the prosecution; (3) that the proceedings were instituted or continued through malice; (4) that the proceedings terminated on the merits in favor of the plaintiff, or were abandoned; and (5) that the plaintiff suffered injury or damage as a result of the prosecution. Clark v. Baines, 84 P. 3d 245 - Wash: Supreme Court 2004
If you can show all these elements, then this would be the proper cause of action - somewhat like harassment - but more specific to your situation.
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