I am just looking for some opinions here from someone that may have seen something like this before. I am going to be as brief as possible considering the totality of this case so far.
I am in south florida, I own a small construction business, there was a client of mine that committed insurance fraud last year after the storms. since I was hired to do work that I was never paid for by the way, the insurance company had some questions as to the veracity of this persons 160k insurance claim. I was then informed that I was going to be a witness for the state. I do have knowledge of the crime, and I am also an insurance agent so I have no choice by law. they have this person dead to rights.
this person and some others decided that they would try to intimidate my wife and I by hanging out in a public area that is quite near my home and harass us and yell threats to us from there.
My wife went outside one day in our back yard and was shooting a BB gun at a target with my 13 y/o daughter, in a safe manner with a proper backstop the whole 10 yards. on private property.
these people came around to the back side of the house trespassed on another persons property that was not home and made threats to my wife. she was ambushed we did not know that they were around that day. she yelled for me, and by the time I got into my back yard they were on a cell phones with a 911 dispatcher telling them my wife was shooting at them, she wasnt, and hadnt and had no idea that she was going to be ambushed. I gathered her and my daughter and went in the house as they were all at my back fence screaming threats and profanity.
as unusual as it was the police responded quickly, because they wer told someone was being shot at.
long story short, they did their ""investigation"" had us all fill out statements, then threatened to arrest my wife on agg. ass. w/ deadly weapon. i told them to go ahead but I wanted a polygrapher on site when she arrived for processing so that that could be sent to the states att. with the charges, they agreed and then told the other party that was what was going to happen, well when they heard that, they wanted nothing more to do with the whole can of worms they opened and decided no to press anything. HMMMMMM.. the officers siezed my legal air pistol issued no reciept for my property and left.
that was over 2 months ago, friday night I get a call from a friend of mine in law enforcement in the county, he tells me that there are arrest warrents out for my wife...WHAT!!!!??.. I check into it and sure enough, illegal discharge of a firearm in public, and .... get this.. failure to appear as summoned.. summoned for what?? there was no summons, citation.. nothing.. I know the deputy whose job it is to deliver those.. he has had nor has nothing.
well I had to take my wife and surrender her at the jail, she was arrested and the bond was $5000.00 bucks, lovely.
does anyone else see the problems here, and I would like to know if some one can tell me the complete list of civil rights violations that are included. the criminal atty has been retained and I have a civil atty. whos chomping at the bit for this case already.
also is their any way to force the local barney fife PD to charge these others with the false reports that led to all of this? and are they civily liable for any of the damages according to florida law.. I have been too busy examining statutes and case law on the charges to be able to look at the civil aspect.
apologize for the long post but there it is, any other details that are needed please ask, Oh and the arrest affidavit to my utter and complete surprise shows my wife as being a "BLACK MALE"