I received a ceased and desist letter from an Attorney stating notification of my actions of criminal act in third degree for invasion of privacy has been fowarded to Prosecutors office against me. If I continue with my actions, a civil suit would then be filed.
Why isn't the Attorney handling the complaint, why would it be send to Prosecutor? I don't understand why a civil suit is threatened and not filed, if notification to Prosecutor office was made?
Civil and criminal are two different things. Once you lose a criminal complaint he can file a civil one and likely automatically win. You need an attorney to navigate you through this path.
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Criminal cases are handled against you by the prosecutor. Civil cases would be handled by the attorney themselves. A third degree crime can land you up to 5 years in prison. If this letter isn't just to scare you, and they actually did contact the prosecutor, and on the possibility the prosecutor cares and does something with it, you will NEED to hire a criminal defense attorney.
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