What is the name of your state? AL
Our neighbor has called the police on my children on several occasions for frivilous things like the ball going in her yard. 3 years ago she issued a warrant for my then 9 year old son and he was taken to the juvenile facility. We were not allowed to ride with him and when they talked to him they basically rolled their eyes at the ridiculous nature of her claim and told us to take him home.
2 months ago she came to our door at 11:30 p.m. saying that my boys have been in her yard and that she was going to call the police again. We assured her that they haven't gone anywhere near her yard, but yesterday a detective knocked on my door with a formal complaint from her. He examined the fence and found no damage (BECAUSE NO ONE IS GOING IN HER YARD). I am waiting to hear back from him.
Do we have any legal recourse? 2 sources have told me that we can't do anything unless she issues warrants for our boys (now 12 & 13). Then we could file malicious prosecution suits and harrasment suits.
My question is, do we have to wait for her to traumatize our boys before we can do anything, or can we take preventive measures. We are not the only people in the neighborhood who are having or have had trouble with her.