Q: My friend destroyed my apartment and personal items in the place I was renting ended having to move can I sue him
He went to jail the night he was destructive to my home and is serving 3 years in county . He said he would help with damages and moving and will not now . My whole life was turned upside down and left me and my son homeless . I wasn't even home when he did what he did . I have pictures and he was on the local news and newspaper for what he did. I was able to find a rental that I was scammed out of lived there for 42 days and just recently was forced to move out of that place die to being herassed and feared for my life and the safety of my son . Now that landlord won't give me back my deposit or my last months rent I paid in advanced . I would never have had to be put in that situation if it wasn't for my friend that destroyed my apartment and left me homeless from his actions
A: This really isn’t a criminal law question. Of course, I would encourage you to file a small claims action against the landlord for stealing your deposit. I’m sorry all this is happening to you it must be incredibly stressful.
A: To sue you would have to pay the filing fee and service of process. Its called putting good money after bad money.
So now you spent the extra money and you have a judgment.
How are you going to collect from someone in prison without any funds?
A: more info need.
however, you can always sue anyone for anything. the issue is will you prevail and can you find a lawyer.
most lawyers would not take a case like this and if they do they would do it on an hourly and ask for a retainer.
remember you can always sue in small claims court
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