My question involves criminal law for the state of: California


Greetings! Excuse me if this is in the wrong section, I wasn't sure where to place it...

I have a question about what actions one can take after being arrested, charged, and then having the case dismissed before a jury trial takes place.

Situation: A citizen is suspected of committing a felony, is arrested, bails out, meets with public defender, preliminary hearing takes place, jury trial date is set, last day for trial comes up, and the case is dismissed because there is no time left.

Is there anything the citizen can do in this situation to punish the police department or district attorney's office for arresting him or her for a crime that they were not convicted of or pleaded guilty to?

Thanks!
~hb