Can the police make your landlord evict you?

Asked over 1 year ago - Denver, CO

I was charged with a crime, not convicted and my landlord received a letter saying she has 30 days to get us out of the home.

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  1. Stephen Clark Harkess

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . No, the police cannot force the landlord to evict you. However, the Denver Police often encourage landlords to evict tennants charged with criminal behavior. You may want to remind the landlord that the police will not represent him or her in court and that you cannot be evicted if you have not violated a term of the lease.

    You can reach Harkess & Salter LLC at (303) 531-5380 or Stephen Harkess is an attorney... more
  2. Kimberly A.S. Utesch

    Contributor Level 11


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    Answered . What you are saying doesn't make sense. The sheriff will execute an eviction, but that is something you would know about in advance and is something your landlord would start, not the police. The police do not evict, nor can they make your landlord evict you. Is your landlord the property owner? Did your landlord give you a copy of the letter? You should take advantage of a consultation with an attorney to discuss your options. Many of us here offer free consultations.

    This answer should not be construed to create any attorney-client relationship. Such a relationship can be formed... more
  3. Donald Corky Eby


    Contributor Level 13


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    Answered . No the police will not make your landlord evict you. Who is the letter from? Does your landlord operate housing that accepts government money like Section 8?
    Since you were not convicted your may be able to fight the eviction depending upon the terms contained in your lease agreement.
    You should call one of the Avvo attorney's for a free consultation.

    Donald at Robinson and Henry, PC at (303) 688-0944 or The above information is... more

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