If a woman pressed charges on me for attempted burglary but I never committed this crime, can I press charges on her for perjury?

She has been harrassing me and my girlfriend for a while now. She repeatedly calls the police on me for various crimes that I have never committed. Each time I talked with an officer they said she has no basis for the accusations and just leave. We pressed harrassment charges on her and after she was served the summons, it seems like she took her harrassment to the next level by pressing false charges on me? Is this perjury?

Asked on September 9, 2012 under Criminal Law, Maryland

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Speak with a personal injury attorney about the situation; you may have one or more legal claims against her. Depending on the precise circumstances, possibilities include malicious procesecution, defamation, and harassment. You may also wish to consider, in addition to suing her, seeking a protective order against her. Good luck.


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