Harvest, AL asked in Municipal Law for Alabama

Q: Does my neighbor have a legitimate case against me?

My neighbor complains that grass clippings and debris go through the slats of the wooden fence that separates our yard when the grass is cut. Are these grass clippings and debris considered to be trespassing or assault in Alabama? Can my neighbor legitimately file charges or sue me? I think it's totally frivolous!

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Richard Carl Perry Jr.
Richard Carl Perry Jr.
  • Municipal Law Lawyer
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Licensed in Alabama

A: Technically -- legally -- I guess this could be considered trespassing. Could your neighbor press charges against you? Sure. In today's society, we can sue anybody. Will the charges stick? That is the fifty million dollar question. It is going to depend on how bad the prosecutor wants to pursue the case and if the judge would even allow it to make it to a trial. If you are that concerned, try to get a bag to put on your lawn mower. If your neighbor presses charges, give me a call. I would be happy to discuss your legal remedies with you.

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