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Q: Unlawful entry to my home without asking. Police said nothing they could do can I sue

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  • Sacramento, CA

A: If someone entered your home without your permission, you might have grounds to take legal action. Trespassing is generally considered a violation of your rights as a property owner or tenant. You can sue the person who unlawfully entered your home for trespassing, invasion of privacy, and any damages they caused.

It's important to document everything that happened. Take notes of the incident, gather any evidence like photos or videos, and keep records of any communication you have with the intruder. This documentation will be crucial if you decide to pursue a legal case.

You should consult with an attorney to discuss your situation in detail and understand your options. An attorney can help you determine the best course of action, whether it's filing a lawsuit or seeking another form of legal remedy. Your rights are important, and you have the option to protect them through the legal system.

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