is the police officer liable for the false information he provided me

Get Legal Help Today

secured lock Secured with SHA-256 Encryption

is the police officer liable for the false information he provided me

i got a ticket today for posession of alcohol by a minor. i wasnt sure about how this would affect my licence so when the officer gave me the ticket i asked if it would result in a suspension. the officer assured me that if i pleaded guilty and paid my ticket it wouldnt reach the dmv at all and i wouldnt get my licence suspended. Using this advice i checked the guilty box and closed the envelope. the officer who called my house however told me i could lose my licence for 6 months, after i (using the advice of the officer) pleaded guilty. is the officer liable for the false info?

Asked on June 23, 2009 under Criminal Law, Connecticut

Answers:

M.S., Member, Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

My advice is to consult with and/or retain a criminal defense attorney with respect to this matter at your absolute earliest convenience -- meaning TOMORROW.  Skilled counsel may be able to prevent the guilty plea from being formally entered.  However, if you wait until the plea is entered then the most an attorney will be able to do is attempt to re-open the plea, perhaps based upon the false information that you received.  In other words, the longer that you wait, the more limited your options will become.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.

Get Legal Help Today

Find the right lawyer for your legal issue.

secured lock Secured with SHA-256 Encryption