Have you been wrongfully prosecuted? This is known as malicious prosecution
. You will need to have won or succeeded in the court case brought against you, i.e. by:
- a) Having the charges dropped against you before court
- b) Accepting a bind-over (promising good behaviour, keeping the peace or refraining from certain activities for the sake of the charges being dropped)
- c) Being acquitted in court (found innocent)
Claims usually come down to proving that the police have fabricated the evidence brought against you.