If someone threatens me saying they will trespass on my property and cause me harm can I press any charges?

I’ve been going through a lot of social media
conflict, and one person has contacted me first
and stated that they will come on my property
and fight me. I just want to know how I can
handle them when they get on my property, or
what I can do to get the police involved before
they get here.

Asked on March 9, 2017 under Criminal Law, South Carolina

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

1) Report the threats to the police, and bring printouts/copies of any online or social media threats with you when you do. The police may investigate and/or contact him to warm him off. If the threats are serious or imminent enough, yes, you may be able to press charges against them.
2) If they come on your property, go inside, lock the door, and call the police on them for trespassing and harassment. 

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

1) Report the threats to the police, and bring printouts/copies of any online or social media threats with you when you do. The police may investigate and/or contact him to warm him off. If the threats are serious or imminent enough, yes, you may be able to press charges against them.
2) If they come on your property, go inside, lock the door, and call the police on them for trespassing and harassment. 


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