My question involves criminal records for the state of: California
Over twenty years ago, I was arrested for possession of a dangerous drug (codeine) and conspiracy to possess for sale of marijuana. The "dangerous drug" was in my pocket when I was arrested for the marijuana charge. The weed was in my friends pocket. We were walking down the street when undercover cops approached us and started digging through our pockets.The cops were doing this to anyone walking down the street. The "Dangerous drug" in my pocket (tests proved) was really a rolaids ( I had an upset stomach and had been eating them all day) and the cops lied so terribly in court that at the close of the preliminary hearing the judge said "I am going to stop short of calling the police liars, but I feel they have been less than truthful" before dismissing the case. This, I would hope, certainly gets past the 851.8(b) "reasonable person" threshold. Also, can I still sue the city for wrongful arrest as this is still affecting my life.