Personal Injury Law
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Hi,I'm Zoey and I'll be assisting you. I'm reviewing your question now.
What are you looking to do? Are you asking if you can sue the county?
Thanks for the prompt reply.
Government agencies and their employees acting in the course of their business have limited immunity from suit or prosecution. They can only be sued if there is a law that specifically says they can.
In this instance, you're alleging a wrongful detention. That is a violation of your civil rights and, fortunately, you are allowed to sue the county for such a cause of action.
Don't try to do this by yourself. You need the assistance of an experienced lawyer who does civil rights cases. You alsoneed to move on this quickly, because generally these suits do not have a long shelf life. In many jurisdictions, before you can sue the county you also need to file a notice of claim putting the county on notice that a suit will follow. Sometimes the failure to file such a notice will bar you from being able to sue later on. So you want to find a local civil rights lawyer fairly quickly so that you don't end up missing filing deadlines and jeopardizing your suit.
Just checking in to see if you need more help or any clarification of my answer. If so, please reply here on this question thread.
Sorry, but this is a different question involving a different area of law from what you originally asked. Per site rules, you need to post this as a separate question in a new question thread. Put it in our Legal category where it will have the best chance of finding an expert familiar with dealing with such issues.
Good luck to you.
I understand but they are very different legal issues. You asked a question about a false arrest which I answered. Now you're asking about your husband and his competency issues. That's a different area of law which belongs in a different category, and per site rules you need to post it as a new question.