I currently have a wireless surveillance system at another property. Can I prosecute a trespasser who had been previously warned by the police for trespassing if I am not there. A police officer told me I had to be on the property to prosecute for trespassing. She had an attitude that day and did not want to deal with me. I am not sure if she gave me accurate information.
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You have the right to go to the police station and complete a complaint form. Whether or not they proceed on the basis of the complaint will be the decision of the prosecutor
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