Atlanta, GA asked in Criminal Law and Animal / Dog Law for Georgia

Q: Is it illegal to walk your horse down street in subdivision. It is not a gated community.

No lawns or sidewalks are involved. Lady was stalking and filming my daughter telling her she was committing criminal trespass.

2 Lawyer Answers
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Powder Springs, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: It depends on your city/municipality and/or county ordinances. It may be best to check with your city or county ordinances to determine what is permitted.

Criminal trespass occurs when someone “intentionally damages any property of another without the consent of that other person.” Under this statute, the damage to the property must amount to $500 or less.

If you are concerned with the neighbor’s actions and feel like she may file false charges against you, it may be best to contact an attorney who can assist you directly.

We are glad to assist you. Contact us whenever you are ready.

We wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

David Edward Boyle
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David Edward Boyle
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Monroe, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Generally not, a horse is a moving vehicle and capable of traveling on the roads. If you received a ticket from law enforcement regarding this incident I would encourage you to speak with a lawyer about it. As far as a nosy neighbor, usually you can just ignore them.

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