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Trespass & Harassment

 

“A PERSON’S CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE, LIBERTY, AND PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS ENDS WHERE ANOTHER PERSON’S SAME CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS BEGIN”

Most everyone has encountered one of these types of issues at some point or another.  There are several ways to resolve these issues in a civil manner without causing further disturbances.

 

CRIMINAL TRESPASSING

If you need to have a person removed from your property, warned of criminal trespass, and/or charges to be filed, the following suggestions are things that need to be done.

If someone is trespassing on your property, you can call law enforcement to have the person removed from your property.  Law Enforcement Officers can advise the individual(s) of Criminal Trespass for you; however, if you invite that person back to your property, the criminal trespass warning can be removed from that person’s database listing.

You can send the individual you don’t want on your property a letter stipulating you don’t want them to come onto your property or you will press charges.  Ensure you send that letter Certified Mail Return Receipt Requested.  Keep a copy of the letter you send.  When you get the receipt back after the letter is delivered and they have signed for it, take the copy of the letter and the receipt to your local law enforcement agency to enter the notice into their database and keep those items available where you can readily access it if needed.

If there is someone knocking on your door that you don’t wish to have on your property, do not answer the door as this can lead to further problems if the person is there with an intent to assault you or rob/burglarize you and your home.  Call law enforcement if needed.

 

PHONE HARASSMENT / WRITING HARASSMENT

If you have an individual(s) who is harassing you by writing or calling, the following are suggestions to help you.

You can send the individual a letter stipulating you don’t want them to call you or write you notes / text messages / emails, or you will press charges.  Ensure you send that letter Certified Mail Return Receipt Requested.  Keep a copy of the letter you send.  When you get the receipt back after the letter is delivered and they have signed for it, take the copy of the letter and the receipt to your local law enforcement agency to enter the notice into their database and keep those items available where you can readily access it if needed.

Shut your phone off or change your number.  Most every phone company will help change your phone number if you are being harassed.  Keep in mind: if the individual that is calling you is a creditor for whom you owe money to, this typically is not phone harassment.

If you are receiving harassing emails, you can create a new email account (if you use webmail like yahoo, msn/hotmail, etc) or you can contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and have them change your email if the email account is created/assigned by them (for example roadrunner emails are created before the installation is done).

 

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