I want to know that, if a criminal conviction is dismissed due to it being considered "de minimis", can the person still be considered civilly liable for the actions that took place? Examples would make for a good answer.
Basically, someone can sue you in a civil action and hope to win if he was harmed in some way, and the responsibility could be linked to you. This could happen even if it was accidental, or there were some other extenuating circumstance that would make it "de minimis" criminally.
One reason is that the standard of evidence in a civil case is "preponderance of evidence, while in a criminal case, it would be "guilty beyond a reasonable doubt."