Can I petition the courts ahead of the eviction date and make it effective 7/4/2014 because I think they will not be out on time or can I only petition the court on 7/5/2014? I have a new tenant that needs to move in by 07/10/2014. The tenant that I am evicting is violent and threatening and is an alcoholic. We have called the police once but they could not arrest him because I had no proof.The neighbors want him out and he has threatened another tenant which we have a recording of. He has also threatened the neighbors. He also told me and a friend that he knows how to fire bomb a house and he has done home invasions in the past [when he was younger] which I reported to the police. I am scared of this guy.