You can attempt a suit based on the actions you described. The action will have a better chance if you are not found guilty of anything and it would be better if you did not admit to negative activities on the internet. You might want to consult with a civil attorney about your chances. Good luck.
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You may be able to sue. However, you likely need to serve a Notice of Claim within 90 of the incident to preserve your state law claims. You criminal defense lawyer should take steps to get the surveillance tapes before they are taped over.
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You may sue after you are acquitted or the case is dismissed. An ACD will prohibit a lawsuit by you. You must make a timely claim against the agency/municipality by filing notice. Consult an attorney concerning the latter, as it may be as early as 90 days after the incident.
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