Having an issue with someone who gave my name and info to cops when he got caught shoplifting twice. The first case the judge dismissed the case not sure if with or withour predjuice (he said cop could refile but would have to come up with more evidence or he would dismiss it again) and second time the person walked out of the store as they were checking MY info so charges were filed against ME but I was not served with arrest papers. Over a year later I was stopped for a traffic violation (brake light out). Then the arrest warrant for case #2 was found (I had no knowledge) so I spent the night in jail. Then got a public defender who got charges dismissed because it was over 1 year and I was not served. That doesn't say I didn't commit the crime, but it got the charge sdropped. Can I have both charges removed from my record? Do I have any recourse for spending time in jail on the arrest that was not legal (after 1 year and not served with papers not even considering it actually WAS NOT me!). I'm living in a nightmere. I am disabled. I get $544.00 a month for bills and medicine, docs, food etc so no $ for attorney. If I can have these removed how can I do it myself? Thanks for the info.