My Next Door Neighbor Keeps Calling the Police

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“My neighbors continue to call the police just to harass us. The first call was to file a complaint against my husband. The neighbor told the police that he (the neighbor) is a black belt and if my husband stepped foot on their property, he would have to “hurt” him. The second call was to say that my children were trespassing on their property, which they weren’t.

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Their son continues to lie about things, then they call the police, the police come out to visit us, but they never have any proof or way to file a complaint against us because we’re not doing anything illegal. I’m tired of being harassed by them. I’m sure that they get great joy seeing the police pull into our driveway. Isn’t there something we can do to get them to stop?”

While it is possible that there may be legal measures that you can take, if all of the facts are just right (such as suing them for defamation), it is usually difficult in this sort of situation to come up with a viable legal course of action. Your best bet would be to either call the police department and ask them what can be done, or ask them the next time they come out to see you when the neighbor has called. If the calls are really as baseless as you say, you can be sure that your police department is at least as sick of it as are you.



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Author: Anne P. Mitchell, Esq.

Anne P. Mitchell, Esq. is a noted family law expert, Internet law expert, and Professor of Law at Lincoln Law School of San Jose. She is the author of "Surviving Divorce: the Single Father's Guide" and "The Email Deliverability Handbook"

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