Have Legal Questions? Ask a Lawyer Now.
Hello, and thank you for contacting Just Answer. I am an expert here and I look forward to assisting you today.
I need you to be a little more specific in your question(s) if you could. When we answer general ones like "what are my rights" we have to give general answers and, invariably, the customer responds with "I already knew that". This type of forum works better if you ask specific questions so we know exactly what you are looking for.
No. The policeman is correct about a dog being property but it is still illegal for them to shoot property in your yard. Using his example it is no different than him pulling a gun and shooting the tires out on your case.
The conduct of the gunman would potentially violate a number of laws, including reckless conduct, criminal mischief, and others.
In addition, you could sue him civilly.
Yes, there is no excuse for what he did. In addition, you should report this to the higher ups at he police department, the company that he works for, and the state agency that licenses security guards and issue the gun permits.
There is going to be something along the lines of reckless discharge of a firearm.
Also contact the District Attorney.
Once you issue your Positive Rating (of course I'd recommend Excellent) this will change into a regular Q and A format and you can then print it using your browser's print function. You can also return to it in the future.
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).