If drones hovering over my owned home, can I shoot it down or should I report it?

I own my home and live inside city limits. Isn’t this situation a clear invasion of personal privacy?

Asked on July 2, 2017 under Criminal Law, Alabama


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

There is no right to destroy another's property, or to engage in potentially hazardous behavior like shooting a gun inside city limits, for a "invasion of personal privacy." And further note that it is *legal* for a drone to be hovering over your home--you do not control the airspace over your home. Draw the curtins and contact the police to see if they can do anything.

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