I am wondering if a person can sue the county if they accidentally charged and convicted the person twice on one crime. The incident kinda goes like this, the person committed a small crime and was booked in to the county jail. He goes to court and the court orders him to do community service, then they book him again and he does his day in jail or whatever. Years later he goes to court for something else but it is in the same type of class of crimes and it shows he was convicted twice for the same crime. He was then looking at more jail time because he had two convictions in property crimes.
Is this legal? And what should this client do?