Dunlap, TN asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee

Q: My neighbor has several CCTV pointed at my property and he took footage of me an has police thinking I committed crime

Is it legal for him to do that if he didn't actually see who did the crime but he told police I did it an showed them pics of someone driving a vehicle and said it was me they have a warrant for me now an I'm innocent if they watch his cameras they would see me leaving before these other vehicles I'm driving my truck I come home a few hours later driving my truck I had nothing to do with the crime I'm being charged with I need help cause the charge I'm being charged with is arson that's serious

1 Lawyer Answer
Shanone Emmack
Shanone Emmack
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Brentwood, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: It is not illegal if your neighbor thought you committed a crime involving his property. If there is a warrant then you are going to need to call the Sheriff's department and see if they want you to turn yourself in. Because of COVID-19 , people with warrants are being booked then released on a ROR bond and given a court date. It is crucial that you hire an attorney to investigate the facts of your case and prove to the district attorney or judge that it wasn't you who committed the crime.

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