In my opinion, no. Who would you sue? The police and prosecutor have immunity from such lawsuits. And you were not found not guilty. Changing to criminal defense.
You could try, but it won't get you anywhere at all. Time to move on with your life.
SAN DIEGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY--20 years experience
You can always sue, the question is do you have a good cause of action and what are the damages. They said that you’re indicating it sounds questionable whether it’s worth suing anybody.
Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney - 21 Years Experience
Congrats on the dismissed case. You want to consult with an attorney in that field to see what your options are. I would believe being successful in a suit would be a tall order.
This reply should NOT be considered a legal opinion of your case / inquiry. At this time I do not have sufficient factual/legal documentation to give a complete answer to your question and there may be more to the issues you raised then I have set out in my brief reply
You can consult with a Government Tort Liability attorney but chances are that no reasonably competent attorney would take on your case and even if they did it would be on an hourly fee basis. Do you have $25,000 to put up just as a retainer (down payment)?
The dismissal of your case after a mistrial is not the equivalent of there having been no probable cause to detain you. Prior to trial, the court made a ruling after your preliminary hearing that there was probable cause to believe that you committed the alleged offense, and that ruling is not inconsistent with the final outcome of your case.
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