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I have been charge with criminal damage - my neighbor

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hi - I have been charge with criminal damage - my neighbor fed a cable from the inside of his garage, through an air grate onto my land. I was concerned that this cable was live. I carefully pushed the cable back. The wall of the garage is the boundary. Next day it reappeared , I pushed it back. The next day I came home to see the wire wrapped around and tied tightly, with a plastic tie. On there was a sign saying LEAVE ALONE. I couldn't pass it back so I cut the wire and threw it over the fence with a note saying 'stop trespassing on my land' He must have entered my property to fasten on the sign. Do I have any defense - in particular the lawful excuse defense. I was genuinely frightened that the wire would become live!
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this.
Are you in the UK? I notice the incorrect spelling of neighbour. If you are in the States then I can move this to another category for you but I won't be able to help.