Is someones driveway considered a public place?
A: If the location is visible to the naked eye from either your property or a public sidewalk, highway, etc., without any special equipment, then it is public for the sake of video recording.
Is a sign specifically stating audio recording on my house "specific enough" if they are aware of the sign and they are talking to me by my house?
Is it harassment for me to record code violation activities ON their property with no audio. The front driveway? They say they have a lawyer who is going to "take me down". The city has asked me to get video proof.
A: It's not harassment to video what can be observed with the naked eye from your property or from a publicly owned location. As long as you don't enter the neighbor's property, or use infrared wavelength equipment to see what you cannot see with the naked eye, you are not violating your neighbor's privacy rights.
Is it legal for someone to say they are going to kill me? I have that on video.
A: This gets into a very difficult area of law. Assume that the person says, "I'm going to kill you." Examples:
1. [person is standing within arm's length, holding a knife] civil and criminal assault.
2. [person is standing 25 feet away, empty handed] free speech.
3. [person also says If you don't stop complaining to the police, then...] criminal extortion.
4. [person actually starts to approach you while speaking] attempted battery.
5. [same as #4, but person is holding a knife] attempted murder.
As you can see from the examples, it's not cut and dry. The surrounding circumstances change the result.
Seems to me that if you get multiple stalking orders against the same person, then law enforcement will arrest and charge actual stalking based upon the continuing pattern of wrongful conduct.
Hope this helps.