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0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Consumer Law, Municipal Law and Small Claims for California on
Q: Is it legal for a police department in California to release someone’s car to the wrong person then lie about DA Reject

The car was at tow yard. The tow yard had a lien sale the car was sold to a lady the lady never registered it in her name. She sold the car to her nephew a couple days after she bought it from the tow yard.he never registered it in his name either.. I bought it from the nephew a couple days later.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Municipal Law for Florida on
Q: The mall next to my school won't let students get picked up or go there starting 2:40 to 5:30, but it's a public mall.

I'm a senior in High school from Florida the Police won't let anyone in unless you're 18 and show your driver's license.

When I got a paper from our school telling us we couldn't go to the mall, the paper had no phone number and was not signed by anyone or the city.... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jan 19, 2022

The privately-owned mall you want to have fun in after school--and all other privately owned malls, shopping centers, grocery stores, shoe stores, movie theatres, tennis courts, golf courses, etc., are entitled to establish rules regarding public use of their private property. They are also allowed... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Municipal Law for Florida on
Q: I filled a unlawful detainer on my ex girlfriend. She had not compiled with her side or reasoning in giving time frame.

Now a month later we're done again and I want her gone now what moves can be made and how might she counter him to plan a move for her and belongings?

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for Indiana on
Q: my neighbor has thrown trash, branches, leaves,bloody bandages in my yard for years. I told him to stop. what can I do?

The houses are close together. I had a fence put up to stop him from blowing leaves in my yard. I confronted him and he said the trash blew out of the Republic trash bin with lid (20 feet away) and over the 6 foot fence. I know this is a lie. He has since stopped putting trash over the fence.... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Municipal Law for New Hampshire on
Q: When is a library "discontinued"?

How is "discontinued" defined in reference to libraries. For example: if a new library is constructed within the same town as the former library and all the contents and programming of the former library are transferred into the new library without any disruption of library services,... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Municipal Law on
Q: Went to my bank and asked to withdraw a large amount of money from my account in 20.00 dollar bills because of problems

I have had with fifties and hundreds in the past . they wanted to know what I wanted the money for and would not give me the money . Can they do that ?? I understand they need time to process that transaction but they refused to give me my money ??

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Land Use & Zoning and Municipal Law for Maine on
Q: What are my rights as owner of a road and grantor of ROW: road maintenance agreement

I own a property which includes ownership of the long private road that leads to my driveway. There is one other house on the road who is granted Right of way on said road to get to their house. There is also a road maintenance agreement that reads as such "The parties having a deeded right of... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for North Dakota on
Q: ND Municipal Misdemeanor B

Defendant pro se. Found guilty, and six months later revealed defendant has history of bi polar and medical problems that if had been known a pro se defense would have been denied. As well too, testimony from the prosecutors witness and the police report has now been found that contradict's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law and Municipal Law for Illinois on
Q: Can a court system file charges without a police report?
William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Jan 4, 2022

In short, yes.

Police have the job of investigating cases.

Prosecutors have the job of deciding whether to file charges, on which charges they should be, and whether and how to proceed on them.

There is no legal requirement, despite how unusual that may be, for...
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0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it legal for a District Attorney to pull me over?

Hello, I am curious if it is legal for a district attorney to pull me over, or flash his emergency lights on his unmarked vehicle at me if I am speeding?

0 Answers | Asked in Municipal Law for New York on
Q: is there a limit on the amount of times a condo unit owner can review the receipts and expenditures

records are mainmtained by the property manager

Q: Hostile work environment being created by boss and being asked to violate local ordnance rights please?

Cdl local driver boss finds me on GPS and then curses and screams at me in public and I have a heart condition and I have proof the clock is off by 20 mins and have witness outside of work even that's he is aware but won't fix it .I'd like to know my rights and IT'S NOT JUST ME... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Municipal Law for Idaho on
Q: In the state of Idaho can an HOA enforce parking on the street when the streets are public domain?

Our HOA community is not clear on this legal standing. HOA just took over from developer who was not helpful. Can the HOA enforce parking on publicly maintained owned streets? The HOA is registered in the state of Idaho. All plans and development of the community were approved and authorized by... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Municipal Law for Washington on
Q: In Washington state a district court judge made a court order that deviates from the city's municipal code.

The ruling is that the defendent may not work on his/her property except between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. where the code that is given by the city is 7 a.m. to 10 p.m..(final hearing for temp anti-harrassment order to have a stay of 5yrs)

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Legal Malpractice and Municipal Law for Virginia on
Q: How do you find old court cases that have been purged from the Circuit and General District state courts?

There are some old case files that I would like to locate. The problem is that they are past their court retention periods. I'm aware that historically, you can find indications of them in order books and minute books. The courts don't seem to be allowing acces to these anymore.... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Municipal Law and Small Claims for Nevada on
Q: Can I file an affidavit of complaint for unlawful towing if my rental car was towed from a hotel garage in Vegas?

I was in a 2021 Nissan Sentra with a keyless entry/push start. My questions were not answered by the parking manager and advised to take his words as evidence even though he was not there the night my vehicle was towed. I was continually told that their policy was if a vehicle was left running in... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Collections and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Q: Why am I responsible for the impound bill of my car when I wasn't even there and the person driving it got arrested?

I asked a friend to change my brakes because I'm a single mom. My tags are expired and he knew this. Apparently, he was pulled over after doing an illegal u-turn and gave the police a false name and then took off on foot. The passenger then parked the car in a store parking lot and left. The... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Election Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Washington on
Q: In Washington State, how can a city switch from at-large to district-based municipal elections?

I am concerned about Edmonds, WA, which is a second-class city.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Insurance Defense, Municipal Law and Small Claims for Michigan on
Q: Am I responsible for removing my trampoline from a privately owned golf course's pond?

My trampoline flew into a pond owned by a privately owned golf course during a major wind storm. The trampoline was anchored down and was ripped out by the wind. I live in an HOA that is next to the golf course. The trampoline is destroyed. Am I responsible for cleaning it up out of the pond?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Dec 14, 2021

What is the golf course owners saying? Even though it's an act of God, someone will still have to pay. Either the golf course will just do it on their own, or they will contact the HOA and the HOA will pay, and may end up tracing it back to you.

It may be worth your while to contact...
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