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I was falsely arrested 3yrs ago by Town of Winnsboro but the case was turned over to the county and just recently the case was dismissed, do I still have rights to sue the town for false arrest?

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South Carolina

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There's a Two year statute of limitations on false imprisonment in South Carolina, so you would be time barred if it's been three years.

You can see the law as to this here.

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