My question involves criminal law for the state of: PA
I have been accused of stealing and totally removing computer code from a former employer. The code was for an ecommerce site that cost them over $50,000 to develop. I did not do this. I know the programmer that worked on the site and she will testify to that fact. The police have never even spoken to this programmer to verify the allegations. I was arrested yesterday for this infraction, processed and fingerprinted. I am also sure this will appear in the local newspaper.
My question is, when I am cleared of these charges, do I have any options to sue the Police or my former employers, for my legal costs, defamation of character or anything else?