Wrongful Arrest of Octogenarian
Our 82-year-old client’s adult son had an outstanding warrant for his failure to pay child support. The son, who lived in Alabama, was thought to be in town for the Thanksgiving holiday. Officers attempting to enforce the child support warrant went to our client’s house. Our client refused to cooperate with the officers. The officers threatened her with arrest, then arrested her for obstruction of justice and brought her to jail where she sat for 3 hours before she was released. The charges were eventually dropped by the arresting agency. The case went to trial for malicious prosecution and the arresting agency was held responsible for falsely arresting and prosecuting our client.