Avon Lake, OH asked in Uncategorized for Ohio

Q: Why did the housing court in Cleveland summon us to court because our tenant parked on the front lawn. I

We own a house on 2221 w 106 st Cleveland 44102. We do not live there. When the street was being swept on April 13, our tenant could not park there, so he parked on the front lawn. Cleaning was from 8 am to 5 pm. The inspector said the car was there at 1:40 pm. There was no grace period.The shared driveway is too narrow for a car to fit between the houses. The Housing court summoned us , the home owners, to court and said it was a criminal matter. We (husband and wife) own the house together. We were given two different court dates. Why are we being fined / charged for an offense we did not commit? I have contacted the prosecutors office by email twice, but have not received a response. It appears our only option is to plead guilty, which puts a criminal offense on our record, or go to court twice. This seems to be a no win situation and I don’t know what to do — or what my rights are. We live in Bay Village

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Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: It's unclear what you have been cited for, and we certainly cannot speak to the motives of the government in citing you, but considering you've been summonsed to court I would suggest you hire an attorney.

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