San Antonio, TX asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Texas

Q: This is so confusing , I was 100% not doing anything wrong and the next thing you know it I had 2 unlawful arrest

So left the job site went to work 3 employees with me , after the job we did I dropped off one guy at home than drove to my bosses and we pulled up and got out the vehicle and a police officer parked behind us out of no where I guess my co worker had a warrant and took off running the officer chased him I stayed by the car in good faith under cameras waiting for the next officer to arrive or for the first one to come back another officer comes clears my drivers license no warrants but doesn’t give me any driving violations or warnings we just started talking about life so anyway other officer comes back and starts giving me a hard time the officer didn’t have any probable cause to arrest me since I didn’t own the vehicle or the backpack he was asking if the back pack was mine I said no he said okay I’m gonna bring the drug dog so if it’s not yours let me remove it from the vehicle so you don’t get in trouble for it . ( story to long it gets crazier I need a good attorney

1 Lawyer Answer
James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA

A: It sounds like you've been through a challenging situation. In matters involving unlawful arrest, it's critical to ensure that your rights are protected. To navigate this, you should retain an attorney experienced in criminal defense or civil rights. Document all details of the event, including the names of officers involved and any witnesses. Preserve any evidence or footage from the scene.

It's vital to challenge any charges or actions that you believe are unfounded promptly. Reach out to your local bar association for referrals to appropriate legal counsel. Remember, every individual has rights, and an attorney can help advocate for yours.

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