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There is no question that your Civil Rights were violated, especially since you had your friend with you who told the police that you were together and having dinner. There was no reason for the police to have charged you with all those crimes and put you in a holding sale for 12 hours. You have a cause of action for violation of your Civil Rights and wrongful arrest against the police, the police chief as the head of that police department, and the city who employs them. You also have a cause of action against DSS for violation of your Civil Rights.
Besides the action for wrongful arrest and violation of your civil rights against them, you also have a cause of action against them for libel, slander and defamation of character
JustAnswer's policy does not permit us to refer individual lawyers by name to customers. However, I believe it would be in your best interests to contact the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in North Carolina and, although they do not take on individual cases, they can recommend lawyers who are not afraid to stand up for a client's rights. You can ask them to take your cases on a contingency which they will probably agree to. If they will not, then ask them if you can give them a retainer up front and pay the balance in installments. Here is the website of the North Carolina American Civil Liberties Union:
Your case will be filed in Federal Court which cannot be bought or influenced by local politics
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It's not that the ACLU takes only big cases, they take on issues which are suffered by many.
Let me get you the websites of other chapters of the ACLU .
You should also look to the Bar Associations of the Counties surrounding your County
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I wanted to check if there was a local chapter of the Federal Bar Association. This is made up of Attorneys who practice primarily in Federal Court which is where your case would be filed. The nearest Chapter is in Arlington, Virginia. Here is their contact information:
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There are no lawyers who take on "male discrimination" cases. You case would be considered a "domestic matter", unfortunately.
I am also giving you the website for the North Carolina Bar Association Referral Service. It is comprised of Attorneys from all over North Carolina
I don't know which branch of the ACLU you contacted, but here is one in Raleigh, North Carolina:
The South Carolina ACLU:
I don't which cities are near you, but you could look under those cities for an ACLU office because I know that they have names of civil rights Attorneys
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I do criminal defense work and, unfortunately, I have found that they lie more than the guiltiest of defendants, they're never there when you need them, they always take the easy way out, if they can avoid work, they will, and if my life depended on it, I would never call them. I'm not being cynical at all. My opinion has been formed by my personal observations and my interaction with them over the years.
You should pursue your case, police take advantage of their uniform to intimidate the very citizens they are sworn to protect.
You may want to make an appointment with the District Attorney's Office and ask their advice on how to avoid having this happen again. Don't let them say "Just stay away from her" because that is exactly what you were doing, yet she still got you arrested.
If you have to, have someone with you at all times who can attest to the fact that you were no where near her, just in case she wants to pull this stunt again, and she probably will because she didn't get the satisfaction she wanted this time around. I guess she didn't think far enough ahead that you might be with someone who could verify your whereabouts and exonerate you. Just be careful!
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