Washington, DC asked in Criminal Law for District of Columbia

Q: can i get barred from an apartment complex by false accusations

i was told by my mother in-law that if i come back on the property i will get arrested and he will get a 30days notice because they say i threaten the neighbor in front of the police. nothing is being done about these false accusation but me being put off the property for no reason

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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • San Jose, CA

A: You may have a suit for defamation. But property owners can exclude people at will, so long as they're not violating any contracts or statutes (e.g., discrimination). The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

Quentin Douglas Driskell Esq.
Quentin Douglas Driskell Esq.
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Washington, DC
  • Licensed in District of Columbia

A: I had a case where my client was barred from a senior citizen residence because he had a history of not signing in. If an order barring you from an apartment complex was issued by a court with the proper jurisdiction and in compliance with procedure ( you were aware of the order and had an opportunity to defend yourself. Then you should comply with the order. After the order is issued you must comply until the order is vacated, even if the accusation on which the order was based was a lie.

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