Laredo, TX asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Texas

Q: Can I be punished if my motion camera moves automatically and puts my neighbor and her house in the camera view?

She never told me the camera bothered her, instead she posted on Facebook about it and asked who knew of a good lawyer. This all started when I posted an automatic audio recording of her screaming at the top of her lungs at 10:27pm scaring me my sick son out of our sleep. I have had issues with this neighbor and asked her to solve the issues, but she disregards the issues. Her dog cost my husband $1,400 worth of damages to his car for coming into our yard chewing it all up.

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John Cucci Jr.
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  • Houston, TX

A: That's a tough situation. Generally, you should not be filming in other people's house or yard, as that is, at some level, an invasion of privacy. At it's worst, it could be considered, stalking and maybe other misdemeanors, like harassment, or a sort of trespass.

Be cautious. The best thing to do, is to try to be the bigger person and reconcile. If that doesn't work, then you may need the courts to help you.

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