EM87 wrote:One person on this forum was wrongfully arrested in Grand Haven he filed a Federal civil rights violation lawsuit.I should preface my questions with a little information about myself since this is my first post here. I am 21 years old, and as of last week am the proud new owner of a Glock 22. My CPL is on its way (2-3 months they told me when I turned in the application!) so if I want to carry, it will be openly for now. I am new to open carry in the sense that I have only done it once (last night around the neighborhood) but I have been following this forum for a few months now in order to gather all the legal information I can.
My first question is, has anyone on this forum been wrongfully arrested, and if so, what did you do about it? I have a friend who's just getting into handguns, so naturally I began to educate him on open carry. He was telling me that if he was wrongfully arrested that he would "...sue for a million dollars." I don't think that would be the case, so my second question is, what could you actually get out of a wrongful arrest?
If you go to the National forum you will read stories of law suits, Virgina, Pennsylvania, Louisiana and maybe soon Wisconsin. Awards have been from $10,000 and up. One guy in Louisiana got enough to buy a couple of new motorcycles.
But the goal is to not get arrested and to follow the law. Be sure you are VERY familiar with the laws that pertain to firearms and handguns in particular. When you get your CPL OCing becomes much easier.