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An eviction is not a criminal proceeding at all. Depending on where you live, and what the reason is for the eviction, it almost always means you get served some papers, have a short court hearing the judge or magistrate decides if you should be told to leave your house or apartment. If the judge rules that you have to leave, you have a short amount of time to get your things out of the place, or possibly your belongings could be put out.
Does law enforcement serve the papers, can you leave things in the house if you
don't want them? If there is too much junk is THAT a crime?
A sheriff can serve the papers or a private process server. In some jurisdictions the landlord himself can serve the papers, but usually does not.
Leaving too much stuff in the house is not a crime, but the landlord could file a small claims against you for money if it cost for him to move the stuff out of the apartment and clean it up after you leave. it is not illegal.
Can you tell what happens if the person is not at home while the sheriff is there do they
keep trying to give them or do they leave them there and can the person find out
ahead of time in a court proceeding? Does the person have time to go or do they have
to go right away?
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