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0 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Municipal Law for Mississippi on
Q: Can a community resource officer write you a ticket for facing wrong direction while vehicle is running & occupied?

I was sitting in my truck w/engine running when a community resource officer wrote me a ticket for facing the wrong direction on a side street. Is this legal? Shouldn’t I have been given the chance to move my vehicle?

0 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Education Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Maryland on
Q: Can a town commissioner lower the speed limit of a suburb rd without county approval to 15mph not in a school zone in MD

Charlestown, MD town commissioners are trying to push speeding tickets for people going over 15 mph in my neighborhood without even doing a traffic study. I thought this was only authorized by the county to change and that for that low of a speed it had to be in a school zone.

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Municipal Law for Louisiana on
Q: : is masturbating in a covered shanty shack as built by a homeless person obscene because it wiggles

the bed is covered and one would have to actively be looking into the structure, as in moving curtains aside to verify masturbation or view genitalia

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Municipal Law for Michigan on
Q: I have nonprofit that owns a house. Can the city sue the President of the non-profit for a blighted property?

Due to some hardships I have not been able to keep the property in proper care

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jun 24, 2022

Yes they can.

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Municipal Law for South Carolina on
Q: Does police have to give a tow report so you know where your vehicle is going???

Is it legal for tow lot to send a letter 2 months later giving you 10 days of letter to pay storage fees

0 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Municipal Law for Colorado on
Q: LOL. I just submitted a question and it defaulted to Florida attorneys! Oh boy! so trying again.

I am fruitlessly dealing with an abandoned vehicle having a good cell phone number for the owner and this vehicle parked on the public roadway (parked likely in an easement just off of the main road). I don't believe it is parked on my private adjacent parcel. As recent as yesterday, I left... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Q: I posted bond on someone. They took my money and then released them to another county. Never told me until I called.

When I posted bail I was told he would be release in a hour or so. I waited three hours. No one called me. I finally got ahold of someone and they told me there is a hold for them in another county. That was just the risk I take when posting bond for someone. Yet they are still being held in that... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Municipal Law for New Mexico on
Q: I found a large amount of cash in NM, told I could keep it if not claimed but now told I can’t keep it! Is this correct?

I found large amount of cash in the parking lot at work and told by my boss to call police to ensure it wasn’t part of a crime or belonged to someone. Police picked it up and told me if nobody claimed it after 180 days it would be given back to me. I spoke to several other officers and told... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Hawaii on
Q: Does smoke penetrating homes from neighbors backyard fire, and creating health issues, come under Hawaii nuisance law?
Mark Simonds
Mark Simonds
answered on Jun 25, 2022

An open outdoor fire or open burning emits pollutants directly into the air and includes agricultural, residential, and prescribed burning. The rules regulating open burning are Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) Section 11-60.1 Subchapter 3. Generally open burning is prohibited with a few... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Land Use & Zoning and Municipal Law for Kentucky on
Q: How can I receive official recognition of my unincorporated neighborhood (informal): Groundtown; inside of Glasgow, KY?

I tried to help our Mayor here in the City of Glasgow understand that my unincorporated community (an informal neighborhood) should only be recognized in a nominal sense (in-name only).

We, residents of Groundtown, KY are living in a neighborhood that is all Streets Roads, Drives, etc... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for South Dakota on
Q: Does South Dakota have any hours in which operation of a PWC (Jet-Ski) is prohibited / requires additional requirements?

Are there any hours or times in SD in which operation of a Jet-Ski is prohibited, or certain things are required (ex. headlights, additional licensing, etc...)?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 29, 2022

A South Dakota attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Only a local attorney familiar with your state's regulations could advise here, but nationwide, there are safety courses, programs, and other online resources with information on the operation of personal... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Municipal Law for Georgia on
Q: Good afternoon, I have questions regarding a city ordinance (disorderly conduct) in Bainbridge, GA.

While celebrating at my little sister's graduation, police officers were removing people for applauding and celebrating, and selectively running individuals for warrants. They also wrote some individuals names down and later filed a citation. I understand any business or public place can... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Municipal Law for New Hampshire on
Q: What can I report a town resident for going through a "road closed" sign?

I work for a town municipal department in New Hampshire and we're (public works dept.) having trouble with some residents going through our road closed sign. Our signs are properly placed out from another. We have a "road closed ahead" at each entrance into the road and our... Read more »

Leonard D. Harden
Leonard D. Harden
answered on Jun 15, 2022

Thanks for posting your question. I represent only folks charged with a crime so I would do not actually bring any charges. However, in the past I have represented citizens that have been charged for entering a closed road with various violations.

I would think that your local PD would be...
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0 Answers | Asked in Environmental and Municipal Law for Alabama on
Q: is it legal for a Municipality to dig up sewage pump and leave it for 8 days with raw sewage rumiing in yard l

Was told i had to pay water Bill that was not past Due

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Municipal Law on
Q: A street was vacated. years later town had a meeting to unvacate the street, they decided against it.

What happens to the future of this vacated street?Who owns it? In NJ.

0 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning, Municipal Law and Public Benefits for New Hampshire on
Q: Regarding Class A trails in NH. Can you change the public trail use restrictions of a Class A trail after established?

if public vehicle use (same rules as Class VI road) was allowed when established can the selectmen change to restrict vehicles except for authorized vehicles? How will they make the change- annual town meeting or selectmen meeting or other?

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