Hayward, CA asked in Criminal Law and Land Use & Zoning for California

Q: Can I enter a park against mandatory county time rules if they don’t specify time zone on the official page.

Sacramento/ranch county parks website states that no one can access/trespass on park property past 10pm to 6am. That’s quoted on their official page. Nowhere in that sentence or anywhere else do they state a time zone. Somewhat of a ridiculous unimportant question, unless you’re a libertarian. When it comes to law or rules you need to be precise as possible. So can I beat a case in which I was fined for disobeying an order, even though they didn’t specify a time zone?

2 Lawyer Answers
David Michael Lehr
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David Michael Lehr
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Ventura, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Yes you can be fined. The time zone is obviously the time zone where the park is located.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: the time zone is where the entity is located.

you would not ask this if you were looking at opening and closing times of a mc donalds?

would you?

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