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Did he intentionally damage the fence?
they were fooling around, i guess you could call it intentionally. They didnt think it would break
The fence was damaged before, broken, 15 years old and a pole was bend from a snow plow backing into it. The most expensive part to fix the fence would be that bend pole. We are willing to fix the damage that our son did, but the town board wants a completely new fence
OK. If they intentionally damaged the fence, they could be arrested. The question then becomes what they are responsible for.
yes, the sheriff basically told us if we fight and dont pay for the new fence he would arrest them
From what you've described, it sounds like the sheriff is trying to do something unethical, that is, make him pay for something he didn't do just to avoid being arrested. It's bordering on extortion.
That said, you have to decide how you want to deal with it. You can pay and make it go away or refuse to pay for what he didn't do and run the risk of being arrested, but only pay for his damage.
I feel to that we should have more then one quote for repairing the fence. Which they are not repairing, they want a whole new fence, all the kids broke is actually fixed already, all it needed was wiring the inner part back up
While it is good business to get multiple quotes, there is no law requiring it on low cost repairs like that.
We are trying to work out a compromise with the town (like we pay for 1/3 and they pay for 2/3 if they want a new fence or are we totally in the wrong? They tell us they cant work anything out its up to the sheriff and he tells us to talk to the town, i am very confused
What you are doing is not wrong. In my opinion, you will be well served to try as hard as you can to work something out. If your son is arrested, it is going to cost you more than a few hundred dollars in attorney's fees, fines, and your time.
Thank you for your time. I will try to work something out at the town board meeting tonight, the sheriff will although be present and maybe we can come to a solution that is best for both sides.
Glad to help. I think you will save yourself money and headaches down the road if you do.
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Thank you i think thats it
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