"We have to protect people's First Amendment Right to Free Speech", Reynolds said.
The post quickly went viral, with thousands weighing in on the Fonseca's right to freedom of speech, according to the HuffPost.
Nehls issued a statement Monday that said he was hoping for a "calm and reasonable" discussion with Fonseca, but he now believes that is not possible.
The threat of legal action stems from controversy over a Facebook post Nehls made on Wednesday, Nov. 15, regarding Fonseca's truck, which bears a sticker that reads "F-- Trump and f-- you for voting for him".
Fonseca said that she had the sticker for almost a year and that the decal has caused quite a bit of controversy in the community. Nehls in his post said that a county prosecutor told him the message could warrant a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.
It's easy to come to the conclusion that Fonseca's arrest for an outstanding fraud charge was made because the sheriff's office couldn't arrest her for the sticker.
That, her attorney said, is the principle reason she was mulling a lawsuit against Nehls.
Karen Fonseca, the owner of a profane anti-trump bumper sticker, is threatening a civil rights lawsuit against Fort Bend County after she was arrested. Nehls' Facebook post set off a defense of Fonseca's right to free expression, leading the ACLU of Texas to tweet at Nehls: "you can't prosecute speech just because it has the word f*ck in it". She celebrated her freedom in the most epic way imaginable - by trolling the sheriff with a sassy AF decal for her truck. "If you can say 'grab those women by the p****,'" Fonseca said, referencing President Trump.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas posted on Facebook that Fonseca's message is protected speech and urged her to reach out to the organization. My post also included my office phone number.
Nehls asked for the owner of the truck to meet with him, saying that charges may be pressed.
"As a result of the posting, we received information which helped us identify the owner of the truck". We're getting more positive than negative. This warrant was served in a professional manner and without publicity on the part of the Sheriff's Office. This recognition did not cause her to be indicted by a grand jury for Felony Fraud (this happened back in August of 2017), but it did bring the subsequent warrant to our attention and we did our job by arresting her. "People abuse the badge, and in my opinion, money talks. And I'm just one person".