How many time does a person have to be arrested for any reason when the DA fails to pick up any charges prior to the cops being considered harrasing of the person. I have been arrested 4 times in the prior year, none of the times were any charges picked up. This has happend several other occassions in the past, how many times does it take before i can file against them for putting me in jail when they knew they didnt have a case or just becuase they could put me in there so they did put me in jail? It seems unfair that they tell another person that got arrested and not charged that they just "feel we needed a time out, not to worry we are going to write up the case in a manner that the DA will not pick up charges against you or her." That fully supports the cops just arresting us because they could and not for valid purposes. Do I have a case against the police in ca. for this?
1 Answer from Attorneys
All they need is probable cause to do this. If not then 1 is enough.