How were your rights violated? You were arrested under a violation of a law that allows you to be arrested. And what damages did you suffer that you think you should recover? Perhaps there's an attorney that might take the case, but none that I know or would recommend because of the answers to these questions - no violation and no damages.
And if you knocked the plate off a week prior, you had at least 7 days to fix it - so why didn't you?
Sometimes people just have to take responsibility for their own actions (or failure to act when required) and live with the consequences. This sounds like one of those times.