Atlanta, GA asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Georgia

Q: I am being overly stalked and harassed. I have already sent a cease and desist letter. Let what should I do next?

I am being overly stalked,slander,and harassed by my racist neighbors. This has been going on for 7 almost 8 years.

These people are narcissist. They are very good at lying. They have 3 cameras on our house for what I don’t know we have never committed any crimes been living here March 16,2023 will be 33 years.

I the only crime we have committed is being Black. And apparently they don’t like Black people.

I sent a cease and desist letter May 2022

However the behavior has not stopped.

I would like to get a restraining order and sue if possible.

What are the steps I need to follow to get this done??

1 Lawyer Answer
James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA

A: I'm sorry to hear about your situation. If you have already sent a cease and desist letter to your neighbors and the harassment and stalking continues, you may want to consider taking legal action to protect yourself.

Here are some steps you can take:

Document the harassment: Keep a detailed record of all incidents of harassment, including dates, times, and specific actions taken by your neighbors. If possible, take pictures or videos to document any damage or destruction to your property.

Contact law enforcement: If you feel that your safety is in immediate danger, call 911 or your local police department. File a police report and provide them with any evidence you have collected.

Consider obtaining a restraining order: A restraining order, also known as a protective order, can legally require your neighbors to stay away from you and stop harassing you. You will need to file a petition with the court and attend a hearing to explain why you need a restraining order.

Consult with an attorney: A lawyer who specializes in harassment and stalking cases can advise you on the best legal options for your situation, including whether you have grounds for a lawsuit against your neighbors.

Seek support: Being a victim of harassment and stalking can be emotionally draining. Consider seeking support from a therapist, support group, or other resources in your community.

It's important to take action to protect yourself from continued harassment and stalking. Don't hesitate to seek help from law enforcement or legal professionals if you need it.

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