Thanks for the quick response. I needed to know because any criminal matters lodged against you with regard to this incident would directly affect any civil action
you brought. Conversely, the fact that you were arrested and let go without being charged is helpful.
I am going to concur with the opinion of the previous expert. You would appear to have a civil case for false arrest/malicious prosecution
, defamation of character and abuse of process
. You would need a civil lawyer for this.
You could also initiate criminal charges against the owner who made the report. It is a violation of the criminal law too to provide false information on a 911 call and/or to lie to the police to press false charges. This would not cost you anything in legal fees, as the district attorney's office would be handling the matter on behalf of the state. If the DA's Office took this on, the facts that came up here, along with any plea the owner might take in order to resolve the case quickly, could benefit you in civil court. Just something to think about. . .
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