My question involves civil rights in the State of: Texas
In July, 2019, a neighbor who is angry with me over a court case that we were facing filed a criminal charge against me with our county sheriff claiming that I had made a
TERRORISTIC THREAT against him. It was investigated by the sheriff and reviewed by the district attorney and is now a closed case. I have requested a copy of the complaint as it was made as I feel that it was a FALSIFIED COMPLAINT TO AN LEO which would make it a violation of Texas Penal Code 37.08. Even closed this complaint has a 2 year statute of limitations in Texas and I feel that I deserve the right to defend myself to avoid any possibility of prosecution. My official written request for the copy was labeled by our county civil attorney as a Public Information Request that would interfere with the sheriff's investigation, techniques, and strategy. The attorney submitted my request to our state attorney general asking that he rule against me on that basis, no matter that the sheriff would no longer be "investigating" that complaint.
Now, I have a long term friend who was a Federal prosecutor. His immediate advice to me was to ask for a copy of the complaint. When that was refused he advised me to contract with a criminal attorney, and he suggested that I consider filing a request with a Federal judge to declare the county and state refusals a violation of Amendments 4 and 14. One communication that I have had with a judge's clerk is that several Federal judges may definitely find in my favor. Unfortunately, such a court hearing will be expensive even if I do get a court order forcing the state and county to provide me that copy. If I do go into Federal court and get what I want, can I file a lawsuit against my county, the civil attorney, the state, and the attorney general for violating the U.S. Constitution? Please understand that I have absolutely NO desire to get into such a lawsuit even if I could get a lot of money.