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I was thretened physically by a terminated contractor in my

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I was thretened physically by a terminated contractor in my office today. it was non-provoked and I ama senior citien in the state og Florida. This was recorded by an office camera and several employees who had to restrain this individual who contiunued to threaten me from the outside door in the parking lot for over an hour while i called the police who forced him to leave with a trespass warrant. He threatened to stalk me and attack me after work. He brought his girlfriend with him and they both continued to harass me and refused to leave and cursed em both inside the office and from the parking lot. He and his girlfriend tried to extort money from me at the same time. Isn't there some way i can have him arrested for attempted assault and disturbing the peace and affecting my business, and harassment and libelous comments and driving away business and my employees. i recently had a heart bypass as well.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 8 years ago.
It is up to the police to determine whether or not to charge someone with a crime based upon the evidence presented, if you presented them with evidence of assault and asked for assault charges to be brought, you would first go to speak to the supervisor of the officer and provide the evidence and that you want to press charges for assault. If the supervisor will not help, then you would need to go to the DA's office and present them with the evidence, since the DA has the ultimate decision on who, what, when and how to charge someone with a crime.

As far as their behavior, you can also file suit aginst them for their conduct in your business, the disturbing the peace and the damage caused to your business and seek a restraining order against both of them to stay away from your business and your person.

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