Got arrested over RMV negligence, can I sue?
May 11, 2014 9:20 AM Subscribe
This past Friday I was pulled over by Brookline PD for speeding (doing 42 at 35) -- they told me my license was suspended and immediately put the cuffs on me and took me in.
I told them this has to be a mistake, but they didn't want to listen.
My license was briefly suspended in November when I was laid off from my job and was unable to pay for one of my tickets. I rectified this once I got my first unemployment check and have proof of payments via my bank statement.
When I went to the RMV to get my license reinstated, they charged me $140 and told me I was all set. This very same day I bought my auto insurance via Progressive and we all know you cant buy insurance unless your license is valid.
The cops at Brookline PD are saying my RMV record shows nothing about my license being reinstated and they believe that someone at the RMV made a clerical error and did not do their job properly.
My questions are as follows;
- Can I sue this RMV branch for negligence?
- How can I get this stupid shit off my record? They took my photo and all. I don't want this lingering on my record! I've never been arrested before.
posted by bostonhill to Law & Government (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am due to see their probation office on Monday at 830 and I have all of my bank statements showing that I indeed did pay RMV in December to get my license reinstated.
They also took my current license away and told me it had to be 'destroyed'.
I really need my license back so I can drive to work so I am a little nervous over how long this process may take. The officers at Brookline PD said the probation officer may very well fix this right away but they are not sure. They said 'we wish you luck, sir.'
Do you folks have any suggestions/comments/tips in regards to this? I am baffled that this is how the police handles these situations. I understand its not their fault since they have to go by what the computer says but I am livid over these RMV retards who charged me to get my license reinstated but did not update my file. Because of them, I ended up in jail and can't even imagine how much it will cost to get my car from the impound.
Any comments and tips are greatly appreciated.