Question by Peggy G : Are there rules against a defense attorney harassing the person who brought charges? Background: A neighbor tried to sue us about 5 years ago after harassing my family for about 2 years because we turned him in. The judge refused to hear the case and sent us to mediation. That family moved after going door to door and telling the people who work with their husband on a local military base to not allow their children to play with mine. For the last several years, my children have been harassed by children of these people and their friends’ children. It got so bad I had to move one child to another school. There have been multiple issues where my neighbors’ harassing my guests and my family. About two weeks ago one child, who is actually 20 now, threatened to attack two guests at my house with a bat, went home, got the bat, then returned to my house with it. We went to court and it was dismissed.
Several days later, I got a letter from the defense attorney, the same one that the judge refused to hear 5 years ago. He stated incredibly bad reasons the judge dismissed, which I found are lies after I asked the DA and the Clerks office. The attorney said I was mentally challenged, unfriendly, and harassing my neighbors, who, in fact, have harmed my children, my family, including but not limited to fracturing my 8 year old child’s front tooth. These are the same types of maliciously written letters he wrote 5 years ago, only worse, and I am sick of his clients passing the letter around to other neighbors as fact. He also stated he was going to have me removed from my home legally.
What can I do to make the attorney keep his statements limited to facts?
Additionally, there was an officer who came to my house the day before court and informed my family that he had to make a second report about the incident because the first officer did not make a proper report. I was refused a continuance although the officer did not show up nor did the witnesses (who were broken down). As the judge came into the courtroom, he nodded in the direction of parents of the young man with the bat.
I suspect this attorney called in a favor and the second officer was sent by him either to rewrite the report or to gather information. Neither officer would give me a business card.
Suggestions? I am looking for people with experience, not “get a lawyer” comments.
I looked. No, it is the attorney for the family whose child came at mine with a bat. The DA refused the continuance. I live in Craven County, NC.
Moving is not economically possible. Houses aren’t selling and although we’d love to, we can’t afford to. Best answer:
Answer by gomanyes
The exact procedure varies depending on where you live, but in many states there is an attorney general’s office that supervises public attorneys. In others, there is something called the Office of Judicial Conduct, or similar, which hears complaints about judges and prosecutors. If you tell us the county and state, we can probably guide you better.
PS I think you mean “district attorney”, not defense attorney.
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