Clayton, NM asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Personal Injury for New Mexico

Q: if i was arrested for a crime and taken to jail but was never booked in and posted bail 6days later can i file charges?

it took them 5 days to get me to arraignment then the judge set my bond at 5000 cash or assurity which i made bail and bonded out of a facility i was never booked in to. can i file charges against the facility for kidnapping and violating my due process rights?

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: Not kidnapping but possible civil rights. Contact the NMex Civil Liberties Union. Ask for one of their "cooperating attorneys" who handles "police misconduct" situations.

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