This is not going to be easy. Any input will be much appreciated.
A judge must commit a crime from the bench in order to lose immunity from civil prosecution for deprivation of rights under color of law.
Thus, the first question I have, does there need to be a guilty verdict against the judge before a civil complaint will lie against him under section 1983 in Federal Court, or can the criminal violation be proven along side the civil action?
If the guilty verdict is needed in advance, does the statute of limitations become tolled upon the filing of a criminal complaint? What if the State refuses to accept a criminal complaint against its own judge?
California apparently has a one-year statute of limitations for Federal civil rights complaints, however I cannot find any precedent for what I'm trying to do and therefore the rules are unclear.
I am the victim, and no lawyer will touch this.