Q: I owned property and had tickets in my real name. I was set up for another crime and they arrested me under my stage nam
I was a property owner in a small County in Texas everyone knew me under my real name. After turning in a cop for sexually molesting me they raided my house and arrested me free charges under my stage name. Even with me fighting it they would not put my real name. They sent me to prison with no record under the wrong name then the prison changed my name. I was lost in the system for 6 months my family could not find me. I was paroled before I even hit prison because all I went to prison for it was bail jumping all charges have been dropped. But my family didn't know where I was how does this happen
A: I think you need to explore your situation with a lawyer that practices civil rights law. The criminal aspect of what happened is apparently concluded & I'm assuming you had a lawyer representing you to whom you posed these questions. Your overall question is somewhat confusing because you say they changed your name in prison, you were lost for 6 months, it would seem b/c of this, but then you say you were paroled before you ever got to prison. Are you on parole now, with all other charges dropped, or what is exactly your present situation? The situation you describe makes me think lawyer's & judge's committed misconduct, if you were actually innocent, and a writ of habeas corpus if you are on parole, but I don't have enough facts about the situation to further comment. There's a lot you're not mentioning, and you shouldn't on a public forum. But these other things would have to be known & explored to give a more informed answer. Best of Luck!
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