My question involves false accusations and restraining orders in the State of: New York
A few months ago I caught my wife cheating with another man and immediately filed for a divorce. Shortly after I sent her the notice for divorce, I was called in by the NYPD to be served with an order of protection issued on behalf of my wife making wild and false accusations against me.
I was also arrested because she filed a criminal complaint against me based on the false information listed in the order of protection. When I was arrested, the NYPD notified my place of employment, and spoke to all my supervisors. As a result, I now have to pay legal fees to defend myself in criminal court and family court.
If I am found not guilty of these accusations can I file a civil suit against my wife for this and recover any damages?