You don't want to wait too long but unfortunately you have a very difficult case. While the burden is lower than at a criminal trial, you will bear the burden of proof that the police knowingly falsely arrested you. This means that you have to prove that not only did the police arrest you but they knew that you were innocent. Obviously some people, like the prosecutor, believed the so-called victim. Certainly your testimony is evidence however with the other "witnesses" who will be testifying against you it may be difficult to convince a jury.
Look up a local attorney (there are many listed on avvo.com) and set an appointment. Bring them the police reports, statements, and any other evidence you had in discovery. If you hire the lawyer then they can also obtain any audio or transcripts from the trial itself. Good luck!
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You will need to call a civil rights lawyer. Mr. Trabin is correct. It will be a tough case. Good for you that you were found not guilty!
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There is a big difference between probable cause and beyond a reasonable doubt. If the government can show they had probable cause (a low standard) to arrest you, your case would be dismissed at summary judgment.
If the case is as clear cut as you say, you could get past summary judgment.
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