one of the residents within my subdivision had been at one point consistently speeding along my street. my son and i were outside of my home on one particular day so i yelled at him to slow down - no swearing or derogatory gestures of any kind i might add. the resident skidded to a stop, reversed back to in front of my home, exited his vehicle, ran up to where my son and i were standing at my property line and threatened to physically harm me if i did not go back in to my home. a few words were exchanged and i requested that the guy go home or i would call the police. at that point his wife, who was waiting in the vehicle stated that she was going to call the child protective services and report me. i asked for what reason, she stated for "swearing at my children", which i found a little odd due to the fact that not only was i not swearing at my son, i had never come in contact with either of these residents prior to this particular altercation and to the best of my knowledge there was literally no way they could have known whether or not i had ever sworn in front of my children or at them for that matter. i walked back in to my home and called the police. approximately 2 days later, the child protective services arrived at my door. apparently these same residents called the cps and stated something even more serious - my three year old son was left out in the street to play by himself, unattended, for long periods of time, more than three times a week. this insighted a full investigation by the cps - teachers, doctors, neighbors, etc. i have no prior history with any state cps, nor do i have any history that what even begin to correlate with this type of activity. so far the police have not been helpful, i filed for a peace bond but the other resident lied, video taped another resident in the subdivision and stated i was harassing them and subsequently got out of the peace bond as well as an "simple assault by threat" charge by the state and the attorney i retained, decided after i paid a retainer that he was not going to recommend filing a civil suit for false reporting, defmation, etc. - do i have a case? or is this just not a case that i can win?