A friend of mine was recently in court and this is her story...A few months ago my friend answered her door to find her husband's ex-wife. When she opened the door, this woman proceeded to swing at her, giving her a good black eye. My friends 8 year old son called 911 and luckily my friend was able to get this woman out of her house. There was no provocation for this attack-my friend and her husband have been married for 3 years with no contact with the ex other than support to the children. Be that as it may, my friend filed assault charges on the woman. Two days before the court date my friend was informed that she was being charged with harassment on a counter claim. To make a long story short, both my friend AND the other woman were charged with harassment and frined $50, 10 days in jail and placed on probation for 1 year. I was speechless when she told me about the results of her hearing Friday-it tells me that you can be attacked in your own home and the attacker can file charges against you?!?! And make them stick?!?! We wonder why people take justice into their own hands? I know I was informed years ago when I had problems with my ex that the best thing for me to do was to leave MY home and then call the police-if I'm in my own home, not bothering a soul and someone comes to my door and starts trouble, I'm NOT leaving. And after learning the outcome of my friend's efforts to keep this woman away from their property, I will handle any situation at my home myself. Then I will call the police and let them get the "trash" off my curb!!