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  • Cease & Desist Letter/Order for Harassment/Stalking - How to Stop Harassment

    That's what I said. If you can't prove it, it will be seen as false. People just need to know a counter suit or civil suit can happen if your claims are false. If you get the police involved then just file a police report.

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  • Cease & Desist Letter/Order for Harassment/Stalking - How to Stop Harassment

    A violation is an act of doing something that is not allowed by a law according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary....so no it's not a conviction. The verbiage of telling someone their behavior is in violation of whatever law is not a problem. The problem is when you send it to a third party---public or private (doesn't matter). If you've stretched the truth or attempted to scare them with accusing them of inaccurate violations they may call you out through a civil lawsuit of defamation or even harassment in itself. Just be careful when throwing out accusations and be ready to prove the violation happened. I just wouldn't set myself up for a potential countersuit or a civil suit by courtesy copying the police.

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  • Cease & Desist Letter/Order for Harassment/Stalking - How to Stop Harassment

    No my statements can be correct. I'm not against someone identifying unacceptable behavior but they better be careful of the criminal/civil accusations they make and sending it to a third party. If a person makes a false accusation through a letter and that same letter is sent the police that can be seen as libel. Libel does not have to be "public declaration". Libel as it pertains to "Published" means that a third party heard or saw the statement -- that is, someone other than the person who made the statement or the person the statement was about. Accusations out of malice sent to police could be seen as libel. I'd just be careful telling people to CC the police department if their accusations could possibly be invalid. They may see themselves accused of defamati...

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    No my statements can be correct. I'm not against someone identifying unacceptable behavior but they better be careful of the criminal/civil accusations they make and sending it to a third party. If a person makes a false accusation through a letter and that same letter is sent the police that can be seen as libel. Libel does not have to be "public declaration". Libel as it pertains to "Published" means that a third party heard or saw the statement -- that is, someone other than the person who made the statement or the person the statement was about. Accusations out of malice sent to police could be seen as libel. I'd just be careful telling people to CC the police department if their accusations could possibly be invalid. They may see themselves accused of defamation and sued.

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  • Cease & Desist Letter/Order for Harassment/Stalking - How to Stop Harassment

    You need to be careful with the wording. How can you claim a violation has been committed in the past tense when the person has not been convicted or maybe it doesn't even fit the potential crime and then instruct people to send it to a police department. A person could be found libel for defamation of character.

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