TA1LGUNN3R wrote:Dukasaur wrote:TA1LGUNN3R wrote:What are our options? Should we contact the cop's superior, seeing as how he perjured himself under oath, which obviously gained him an advantage? Can the judge's ruling be challenged, seeing as how, despite the evidence, he sided with the cop?
Do not do ANYTHING without a lawyer. You hear me? NOT ONE FUCKING THING! The cops have a lot of tricks up their sleeve, the judges are biased in their favour, and they're not afraid to play dirty. You try handling this on your own, and you could be in for a world of pain, including but not limited to: getting a ticket each and every time you leave your house, going to jail for contempt of court, getting your teeth kicked in and charged with resisting arrest while you lay on the ground, and a slew of other nightmares. Keep your cards close to your vest, get a good lawyer, and don't say anything to anybody except through him.
Trust me. I'm one of the few people I know who actually has won a case against the cops, and I learned a lot about the legal system in the process. Including the fact that my lawyer saved my ass; if I had represented myself as I originally intended to I probably would have done hard time. Lawyers are expensive, but they're worth every penny.
One final word of advice: Get a young lawyer fresh out of law school. They're the only ones that still care. The old ones are jaded and really don't give a shit. Plus the old ones cost more. The young ones still believe in justice, and if you impress one with the merits of your case he may even do it pro bono, or at least on the cheap, especially if he doesn't have much of a client list yet competing for his time.
Considering the car wasn't all that valuable, I would've just cut my losses with this ruling, as lawyer charges don't seem worth the trouble. I'm more concerned at this point about what the cop is trying the demand from Sis.
Therefore, lawyer up. This problem will get worse without one. Collect what you have, write down the entire story, and lawyer up. Otherwise, you're in for a world of pain.
[Recall that public officials are as self-interested as you or I. Many people like Lootifer and Sym tend to forget this. INB4 POLITICS THREAD!!!]