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need attoney to answer case on felony class 1 sexual assualt

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I was cleared in Denver colorado afterXXXXXbattle, hung jury first time 11-1 not guilty then second time dismissed by DA in denver. The indidual is mexician national with only tourist visa, i would like to file civil case in denver win or lose against that individual because of false allegations against me which i have proven it not effects civil case involving allegations for visitation of my now 6 year old, these hearsay allegations were used and still used against me. how do i file civil c ase in denver against this individual who still resides in colorado
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 9 years ago.
Here is the problem. You can file a suit against this person, but it is not worth filing if the person has nothing that you can get. If the person has no money, owns no property and works at a minimum wage job, then it will cost you more to file suit than you will ever recover. Filing and pursuing law suits costs money and attorneys will not take a case that they cannot get paid something for all of the time they will have to invest in pursuing the case. So, if an individual they will be suing has nothing they can pay if they lose, then you recover nothing and the attorney gets nothing.

You can file your own suit against the individual by filing the form at http://forms.lp.findlaw.com/form/courtforms/state/co/co000076.pdf and going to the clerk of court's office. You then have to serve the person with the complaint and a summons to begin the process. You can also try contacting the state bar and asking about the pro bono referral service for a free attorney.


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