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What is the course of action when a person files a false police report regarding harassment and stalking and the victim files a complaint/police report regarding the false police report and the police department runs an investigation via video surveillance and proves it's a false report of harassment and stalking?

Lawyer's Assistant: Have any charges been filed? If so, when is the next court date?

No charges have been filed

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Montana

Submitted: 18 days ago.Category: Criminal Law
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What is the course of action when a person files a false police report regarding harassment and stalking and the victim files a complaint/police report regarding the false police report and the police department runs an investigation via video surveillance and proves it's a false report ofharassment and stalking?
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Criminal Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 18 days ago

Ok, so this appears to be filing a false police report which is a crime. If it was determined that you did not engage in the actions that actually occurred and the person who filed the complaint/police report did so without any reason to actually believe you committed a crime, you could refer this action to the police or directly to your county district attorney.

You may also have a civil cause of action for intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Occurs means that if someone is intentionally causing severe emotional distress in another, then you may be able to recover for any physical damage that occurred because of the distress or simply for the distress alone. A way to measure it is to look at things like therapist bills, lost wages, medications, and just the general pain and suffering from the IIED.. A prima facie case requires: (1) outrageous conduct by the defendant, (2) intention to cause or reckless disregard of the probability of causing emotional distress, (3) severe emotional suffering and (4) actual and proximate causation of the emotional distress. You may want to consider just writing a formal demand letter advising that you may have a case as a result of their actions. There’s a site that I’ve used in the past where you can find a good template for a demand letter (click here). It only costs $10 and it is way cheaper than litigation.

Because I value your input, I would like to know what other questions did you have for me today that I can help you out with:-)?

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