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Citizens obtaining license plate info from private property Property Invasion, Damages, Trespass

Discussion in 'Criminal Charges' started by Willy77, May 15, 2017.

  1. Willy77

    Willy77 Law Topic Starter Guest

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    I recently had a ex stop by at 4am.. she saw another females vehicle in the driveway, BACKED IN.. aside from knocking on the door for a hour and writing weirdo things on the windows with lotion.. while she was there she took a picture of my guests license plate and a few days later ran them.. ... keep in mind , I've never called the cops on anyone..talked to her about the lotion and knocking ordeal.. but two days later she sent me a license plate query with a the details about my friend who was over that night.. And that's when I got law enforcement involved... there were harassment and trespassing charges filed , and recently the prosecutor called and said "she wasn't able to move forward" because 1) we talked about the lotion and knocking 2) no mention of the license plate Info being gathered that night was mentioned in the report.. I spoke with the officer and he said he would rewrite and submit new paper work including that information.. but it almost seems like the prosecutor is not familiar with whether or not it is legal or not for someone to obtain license place info if it isn't visible from the street.. ... can anyone help with this?
     
  2. Highwayman

    Highwayman Well-Known Member

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    Obtaining the license plate information has nothing to do with trespassing. I don't know what your point is.
     
  3. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    When she drops back by to commit more crimes, just whip out your mobile phone, fire up Periscope, FaceBook Live, or record the entire crime on your mobile phone.

    When the cops arrive, you'll have proof of all the dirty deeds and miscreants committing them for the officers to view.
     
  4. Willy77

    Willy77 New Member

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    Here's my point.. the vehicle she got the information from was backed in.. couldn't be seen from the street .. so in order to get the plates .. she had to come on my property ... I know when it comes to police officers .. they can't do what she did .... and if it was deemed trespassing when she knocked on the doors for a hour.. how is it not considered trespassing that she retrieved the license plate information that same night??

    So basically what I'm asking is this... if hypothetically all she did was come on my property one night and knock the doors down for a hour and it was tresspassing..

    And one night she stops by and retrieved license plate information...

    The more puzzling aspect is, she self documented the entire thing with pictures and texts sent to me.. and I still have , and somehow being that the license plate query was why I contacted law enforcement, it wasn't in the report.. case dropped .. even though the officer would rewrite the paperwork the prosecutor doesn't tie in the fact that more then likely if the cops aren't legally able to do it.... she shouldn't be able to do it
     
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  5. Willy77

    Willy77 New Member

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    Well here is beauty of it.. SHE did that for me... she took pictures while she was there .. and in text conversation after I woke and discovered what she sent me and the lotion on the vehicles ... she was fully admitting everything she did... proof wasn't close to the issue at all fortunately
     
  6. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Of course they can. They would do it in a heartbeat if they had a reasonable suspicion that something criminal was going on.

    What difference does it make? She was already trespassing by coming on to the property and there is no law against writing down somebody's license plate.
     
  7. Willy77

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  8. mightymoose

    mightymoose Moderator

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    That is absolutely wrong.

    Nothing you've described amounts to trespassing. The license plate has nothing to do with it.

    As you've described it here, no, trespass did not occur.

    Completely irrelevant. The only issue with the plate is how she got the registration informaction, which we do not know.

    Based on what you've provided here I can't imagine a prosecutor proceeding with trespass or any other charge.
     

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