Long Beach, CA asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for California

Q: Based on the key events I outline below, would you believe there's potential for a lawsuit against the city?

I recently faced an incident leading to vandalism charges against me. In brief:

The incident was initiated by genuine concerns for a friend's safety.

There was a mistaken act on my part, resulting in property damage.

Subsequent to this, I was violently assaulted by two individuals, causing severe injuries.

There is video evidence capturing this assault, as well as several witnesses who can attest to the events of that night.

During my subsequent detainment by police, and treatment by paramedics and hospital staff, I feel I was subjected to misconduct and negligence, further intensifying my distress and injuries.

Given these key points, would you assess there to be potential merit in challenging the charges and considering a case around the alleged misconduct and assault?

I am seeking opinions from legal professionals regarding the strength and viability of my situation.

3 Lawyer Answers
Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Licensed in California

A: There are not sufficient facts of what was done wrong to allow analysis.

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
  • Coronado, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You said you were '"subjected to misconduct and negligence" but don't provide any facts to support your allegation.

James L. Arrasmith
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Based on the information provided, there may be potential legal claims worth exploring, including challenging the vandalism charges and potentially pursuing a case for alleged misconduct and assault. However, the strength and viability of these claims would depend on various factors, including the specific circumstances, evidence, and applicable laws. It is advisable to consult with an attorney who can assess your case in detail and provide tailored legal advice based on the specifics of your situation.

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