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If you are looking at a civil suit against him for the tort of false imprisonment (which is a sue able offense), you are looking at a three year statute of limitations on this in Georgia (and most states). So, if it is your intention to sue him for things that happened in 2009, you have already gone beyond the 3 year mark for the first half of the year and if this all happened in the latter half of 2009 then you still have some time to get to a lawyer and file a lawsuit against him for these issues.
I apologize for the delay here -- I was offline for 24 hours. Just about everything you asked me in the follow up question are discretionary items that are within the power of the judge to award or to withhold so I would only be guessing when I say that the judge will most likely grant attorneys fees in the event that the judge finds the original claims were frivolous / without merit and anything else the judge grants would be up to the judge. Regarding the statute of limitations -- it is not the child support case or anything else that matters here -- it is the charge of false imprisonment and when that happened that matters and unless you were imprisoned again after that date I doubt that you will be able to stretch the statute of limitations to cover it -- but there is absolutely no harm in making the arguments to the judge/court -- I just don't want you to think that these arguments are a sure thing to get you beyond the statute of limitations.
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