How can I get a neighbor arrested for repeatedly trespassing

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How can I get a neighbor arrested for repeatedly trespassing

The neighbor is told to stay off the
property numerous times and still
repeatedly trespassed

Asked on May 16, 2016 under Real Estate Law, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

The sheriff should arrest him if he is repeatedly trespassing. If the sheriff won't, try going over the head of the officer(s) you have spoken to: to the sheriff him/herself, if you've been talking to deputies; to the county executive if the sheriff is not doing what he/she should.
Also try contacting other law enforcement who may have jurisdiction, to see if they can help: e.g. municipal police, if any; state police.
If all the above fails, hire a lawyer to help you get a restraining order in chancery court against him: a restraining order should compel law enforcement to arrest him if he violates the terms of the order.


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