Today I was falsely accused of shoplifting a $2.50 bag of bacon bits. The store saw me pick them up, but didn't see me set them down in another isle. After I purchased a few cans of food they confronted me for stealing bacon bits. I disagreed and they put me in a head lock and forcefully brought me down. After managing to get them off of me they told me to take them to where the bits were set. I showed them, but they are now accusing me of taking them out of my pants in the back of the store. We all know I didn't steal them, but I feel the owner who forcefully held me and took me to the ground knows he made a mistake so he needed to take action on the charge so I can't retaliate and press asssult charges. I was arrested and detained in a detention center for the afternoon and am now out on a PR bail. They never found the item on my person, and I never left the store with the item, it was placed on a shelf after I decided I didn't want them. My knee is swollen from being forced to the ground and have scratches on my arm. Does it sound as if I have a civil suit case, my hearing is in two weeks. what happens when I plead not-guilty to the charges. What are my rights in Colorado for this situation. I am talking to a lawyer but it is a free 1/2 hr consultation and I don't have a lot of cash (but enough for bacon bits).