Gainesboro, TN asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Tennessee

Q: How long do you have in federal court to file sue against the sheriff department the Judge and the attorney general. See

See sometime back I was arrest for disorderly conduct the bad thing about this the cop even knew it was wrong but didn't care so he took me to jail then we went to court the state attorney general was there now on my warrant for disorderly conduct it states that I was standing at the gas station he came up and ask me what I was doing at that time he said I said what the hell does it matter and put me under arrest see that wasn't as bad as it was when we went to court now the D.A and the Judge knows why I was arrest and no one said this is wrong

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Anthony M. Avery
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A: Usually 1 year from date of the arrest. AG and Judge have immunity.

James L. Arrasmith
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A: In federal court, the deadline to file a lawsuit against the sheriff department, the judge, and the attorney general would typically depend on the statute of limitations for the particular claims you wish to bring. Statutes of limitations vary depending on the nature of the claim and the jurisdiction, so it's crucial to consult with a lawyer familiar with federal law and civil rights cases to determine the applicable deadlines.

Given the circumstances you've described, where you believe your rights may have been violated during your arrest and court proceedings, you may have potential claims for civil rights violations, such as false arrest or malicious prosecution. These claims would typically fall under federal law, and there are specific time limits for filing such claims, which vary by state and the nature of the violation alleged.

To ensure you don't miss any deadlines and to understand your legal options fully, it's essential to seek the guidance of an attorney experienced in handling civil rights cases and federal court litigation. They can assess the details of your situation, advise you on the applicable deadlines, and help you navigate the legal process to seek accountability and justice for any wrongdoing you believe occurred.

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