Q: buisness employees severely damaged my vehicle after trapping me inside. Do I have a lawsuit?
I was accused to stealing something from a buisness and upon leaving the buisness and going to get into my truck approx. 6-7 employees (sales reps, service reps) none of them being loss prevention or even identifying themselves as such, did not even say anything just ran after my truck trapping me and a passenger inside the vehicle while beating in my windshield, door, and disabling the vehicle by ripping off my shifter from the steering column. I was arrested that day for what they initially called a "robbery" but was later reduced and I pled to a grand theft. I did retain a criminal defense attorney but in the process of choosing one and going to a few different consultation with 4-5 different attorneys. They all advised me that I should retain a civil attorney for buisness malpractice, which makes Denver because two wrong don't make a right. Is there anyone that would be willing to take this case or anyone that could guide me in the right direction or give me some insight on the pro
A: Not sure about "business malpractice." Damage to property is one thing.If what you plead to was related, your claim may be minimal as most juries would say it was not inappropriate to hold you until police got there. Consult a member of the Colo. Assn for Justice--they give free consultations.
A: I didn't see any claim in your question that you deny stealing something, which tells me that you stole something and they went after you legitimately. If you plead to grand theft, that means you're essentially admitting you committed a crime that day. If you stole something and a bunch of employees had to go after you, then you do not have a viable civil case. I wouldn't take your case in a million years. A jury is not going to give you any money if this happened as a result of you stealing something from the company.
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