Here's my story - any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I have lived at my current residence for 6 years as well as my neighbor 2 houses down. We were warned about her the day we moved in and have always avoided any contact but up until 2 weeks ago that all changed. This lady has consistently sped through our neighborhood with no regard to children playing nearby. My wife as well as other neighbors would occassionally motion to her to slow down but just ignored. I finally witnessed her careless driving when she almost struck my child. I walked down to her house staying in the road making sure not to go on her property and told her she needed to slow down. We ended up getting in a hollering match (no threats). She told me that kids belonged on sidewalks not in the road - well our neighborhood doesn't have sidewalks. So I used some choice words and that was it. Later that day (6 hrs) a knock on my door & there was the police. She said she was in fear of her life. I explained the situation to the police and there was nothing they could do since a moving violation has to be witnessed by the police. A few days later in the evening, I am at the end of my driveway on my motorcycle waiting to pull out as a car is approaching & it was her she nearly hit me. So I walked down rapidly this time b/c this is the 2nd time in less than a week & I feel she did it just b/c she knows she can now and I tell her again that she needs to slow down, etc. This time I call the police to report (as well as she did). Same story, they can't do anything unless they witness it or I have a mark on me. 2 days later, I am served with injunction papers for repeat violence with a court date to determine if it is warranted. Court day - I bring 4 witnesses, 12 written testimonies, police reports from both incidents proving she lied on her injunction paperwork, speeding ticket info I found online where she received 2 recent speeding tickets within a day of each other (proving she has no regard for the law) and the judge doesn't want to see any of it. She got all the time in the world to state her side, then when it came to my turn I got to explain the first incident & he was ready to make a ruling. I asked the judge if I could finish my side of the story and he immediatley got an attitude and said I was going to dismiss this but I think you are argumentative & confrontational and issued a 90 day injunction only b/c I asked to finish. He stated in court he could not control my freedom of speech & that he could not control her speeding. So how can he then go & grant this without any wrongdoing just b/c I asked to take up a lil bit more of his time? I am in the public safety field & fear this will not be over come my 90 days. She will either make more false allegations of violating the injunction or request an extension before it expires. Since we live w/in less than 500 feet of each other I am not allowed to go past my property line towards her house. Is there a way to appeal an injunction? Do I have sufficient info to file a claim against the judge? What should I do, other than avoid this lady at all means?
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