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Federal Appeal Ruling for Client who spent 2 years incarcerated on false criminal charges.

by | Jan 31, 2016 | Personal Injury |

In a made for television false imprisonment/malicious prosecution case rivaling the hit Netflix drama ‘Making a Murderer’, the Reynolds Law Group, obtained a favorable ruling for their client after his case against Gwinnett County was thrown out of court for a statute of limitations issue.

For nearly two years, Peter Meyer writhed in the Gwinnett County Jail, infuriated by child molestation charges for what investigators called inappropriately touching a 5-year-old girl and family friend, but what Meyer called malarkey. Month after month, he begged for a polygraph test. Depressed, he shed 70 pounds.

Finally, the same polygraph expert who cleared Centennial Park bombing suspect Richard Jewell gave the opinion that Meyer was telling the truth. Two weeks later, Meyer walked out of jail, forty-four years old with no home or job, Meyer struggled to handle basic day to day tasks. Exonerated, but still suffering from deep psychological issues Mr. Meyers has been in treatment for over two years since his release. The Defendants in the action moved to dismiss his claims based on statute of limitation arguments; and the District Court granted their motion.

However, after briefs filed in the Federal Court of Appeals by the Reynolds Law Group and the Defendants, the Court of Appeals ruled to Reverse the District Court’s Dismissal on equitable tolling grounds raised in the RLG’s brief. Attorney Gilles Walters and Thomas Reynolds provided key research and arguments.