Asked in Criminal Law and Wrongful Death for Georgia

Q: If a country jail releases someone that is a illegal and they commit murdered my mother the next day can I sue them

It was my mother who was murder

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Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
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  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: There is no such person as an "illegal." A jail is not responsible for the actions of an undocumented person who may commit crimes after their release. Same for a citizen.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I’m sorry to hear about your mother and offer my condolences. You could consult with an attorney who can review the facts of your case in detail to determine if you have any options to pursue.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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A: Generally, the county may under certain circumstances have to release people, people who then commit crimes. If this was that case then there isn't a claim. But there may be circumstances that warrant a claim, so contact a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Assn who handles government related death cases. They give free consults.

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