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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Indiana on
Q: May I run a massage therapy business in my home, if I live in Marion county, indianapolis, Indiana, 46241
Michael Ray Smith
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Michael Ray Smith
answered on Nov 26, 2022

I cannot answer your question off the top of my head, but the two areas of possible concern:

(1) Are Indiana massage therapists, in general, subject to laws that would prohibit you from practicing in your home? Sources of possible restrictions include the provisions of the Indiana Code...
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1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims and Municipal Law for Indiana on
Q: I have a vehicle that I put in someone else's name for a time and they promised to sign the title back over but won't?

How can I get the title back in my name and out of theirs?

Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on Nov 22, 2022

Your only hope is to sue them, but I don't know what you'd allege. When you signed the title to them, voluntarily, it became their car. I know this was all verbal. See an attorney and expect to pay a good amount for someone to take your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Municipal Law and Small Claims for Indiana on
Q: A light pole fall on top of my car in the middle of a rain storm. What type of laywer do I need?

My car is mexican and insurance only covers third party accidents. The sheriff said I needed to go to the city so that they would make the electric company pay for the damages. Inspection determined that the pole fell due to the wood being rotten. The car suffered great damages and is unusable now.... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Jul 18, 2022

Hopefully, you took several pictures of the car with the downed light pole so that you can prove that the damage to the vehicle was caused by the downed pole. You said that the sheriff was there so the sheriff should have prepared a report, memorializing the downed utility pole and the damage to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Admiralty / Maritime, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Indiana on
Q: Is this a remedy in a criminal matter ?Conditional Acceptance, Motion for Discovery, Motion to Dismiss.

Plus taking the exposition of pleading guilty to the facts but not to a crime. This also requires them to PROVE their claims, produce first hand witnesses or injured parties, and require them to prove their bonding information, among other things

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 10, 2021

An Indiana attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. There are a number of terms presented here, and the context is not fully clear as to whether they pertain to criminal or civil elements of a legal matter. The admiralty/maritime connection was not readily apparent from... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Indiana on
Q: Are biker groups rides for a cause allowed to to run red lites as w funeral processions? In Indiana?
Andrew L. Bennett
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Andrew L. Bennett
answered on Oct 6, 2019

The short answer is no, however, if prior arrangements are made with the city or town to have a police escort then most likely it would be yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Landlord - Tenant and Municipal Law for Indiana on
Q: What are the dates a landlord must provide heat ?

I was told by my towns code enforcement that from oct til may 1st you must supply heat. Thank you for response

Alexander Florian Steciuch
Alexander Florian Steciuch
answered on Apr 2, 2018

There must be an adequate supply of heat for rental properties at all time in Indiana. Essentially, this means year round.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Municipal Law for Indiana on
Q: East side of Indianapolis,IN. Police refuse to charge or arrest. Can i demand the police to perform a citizens arrest?

Live on East side guetto of Indy but my husband i are proffesionals with no criminal record. Proud gun owners with license to carry. Earlier this year a guy(age 24) and 2 kids broke into the 3rd house down from mine. I witnessed the crime. Reported it. They came out and spoke to the 3 criminals and... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
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Andrew L. Bennett
answered on Dec 27, 2017

Your options are to ask to speak to the supervisors of the officers or the chief of police. Another option would be to contact the prosecutors office and schedule an appointment to speak with a prosecutor. Have you also contacted the local media?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Municipal Law for Indiana on
Q: If I own my home can the town I live in make me pay a yearly fee for owning a dog?
Alexander Florian Steciuch
Alexander Florian Steciuch
answered on May 25, 2017

A local government can require animal owners to register their animals with the local government and a fee can be charged in relation to registration.

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law for Indiana on
Q: How can a town board pass an ordinance legally to prohibit riding an orv or atv on your own property?

All noise ordinances are being followed. Only riding on property we own. Claypool Indiana. Kosciusko County.

Paul Stanko
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Paul Stanko
answered on Sep 23, 2016

Very good question! While there is a presumption of legality of local ordinances, there may be an overreach here. Have an attorney review the ordinance to see if there is a constitutional violation.

1 Answer | Asked in Entertainment / Sports, Land Use & Zoning and Municipal Law for Indiana on
Q: My boy wants to have a live show for his rock band in my backyard, can he?Terre haute indiana
Paul Stanko
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Paul Stanko
answered on Sep 19, 2016

A lot depends on the size of your backyard. You should probably review local ordinances on noise, parking, etc. Your municipality or political subdivision will have ordinances on file. If you have any concerns, contact an attorney, or perhaps even your zoning board.

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law for Indiana on
Q: Do i have right to work my race car even has no mufflers?

My neighbor call police about the sound of it because no muffler on it and they told me i cant work on it do i still have right to during day time hours?

Terrence Rubino
Terrence Rubino
answered on Jul 25, 2011

you must obey the noise ordinance of the town you live in.

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law for Indiana on
Q: Can a school district force parents to rent laptops @ 250 per year for 4 years, at which time the student keeps the lapt
Terrence Rubino
Terrence Rubino
answered on Jul 25, 2011

it sounds like a question involving the recent controversy at munster indiana hs. there are valid points on both sides but ultimately it is up to the school board to decide. a legal challenge is academic at this point because the board has apparently retreated from the proposal. this shows that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law for Indiana on
Q: Some towns have codes claiming a pigeon is a fowl. So is a pigeon considered a fowl?
Burton A. Padove
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Burton A. Padove
answered on Jul 21, 2011

In those towns they are. As far as I know, in all other towns too.

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law for Indiana on
Q: Are new fences required to be placed 5 ft. from property line or can they be placed on property line?
Michael E. Polen Jr.
Michael E. Polen Jr.
answered on Jun 30, 2011

This is likely governed by a local ordinance. Given that every municipality is different, there is no easy answer. You will have to check with the local authority. A permit may also be required depending on the local ordinance.

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