Municipal Law Questions & Answers

Q: Starting a cannabis processing company in michigan and in search of answers regarding location, laws and licensing.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Municipal Law for Michigan on
Answered on Dec 10, 2018
Brent T. Geers' answer
Join the crowd! With passage of the new law, we are in the midst of a rush. Opening a new business regulated by new and untested laws can be a recipe for disaster. If you do not have experience in this industry, I would highly suggest you talk with operators in other states with similar laws (e.g. Colorado). It will not be easy, and it most likely will cost significant amounts of money to start right.

Q: Is purse snatching a violent crime?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Municipal Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Nov 18, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
The law does not disriminate between being in her hand, on her shoulder, in a cart or on the front see of a car. But your attorney can make that defense.

Q: Can a city reimburse council members for purchase of concert tickets?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Gov & Administrative Law, Municipal Law and Public Benefits for Texas on
Answered on Nov 14, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
It depends on the totality of the circumstances.

Q: Backgrnd check says open warrant docket says closed w fine due what's correct?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Libel & Slander and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Nov 12, 2018
Brian Smith Esq's answer
I cannot say without checking with the court. You may want to contact the court so you can talk to them about this. Or you may want to consult with an attorney for help resolving this. What I can say is that, when a warrant is issued, Ohio courts will mark the case as closed until the warrant is served/resolved. They will then re-open the case.

Q: If I rent from my friend and her old man getting out of jail with a gun charge can I have my bb gun in my room?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for California on
Answered on Nov 6, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
IF HE IS THE ONE WITH ISSUES THEN HE SHOULD BE CONCERNED......NOT SO MUCH YOU.

Q: How do you get an interdiction removed in virginia?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Civil Rights and Municipal Law for Virginia on
Answered on Oct 26, 2018
Daniel P Leavitt's answer
In Virginia, the court that entered the order may amend it or cancel it:

https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title4.1/chapter3/section4.1-333/

You would need to have a hearing before the court that entered the order (and presumably satisfy them that it should not be in place).

Q: What's the max jail time for poss. of ammunition?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for California on
Answered on Oct 25, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
NEED MORE INFO

IT WOULD BE HARD FOR ANY LAWYER TO SELL THAT HE (A FELON) JUST FOUND THE BULLETS..............MINUTES B/F STOP.......NOT VERY LIKELY..............THOUGH POSSIBLE.

EVERY JUDGE SENTENCES DIFFERENTLY BASED ON THE FACTS. THE CURRENT LAWYER IS IN THE BEST POSITION TO SHARE THAT INFO

SOMETIMES A CLIENT INTERPRETS A PD AS NOT BEING HELPFUL WHEN S/HE IS TRY TO SAVE YOU FROM GOING TO TRIAL ON A CASE THAT IS UNLIKELY TO BE WON AND THUS HAVE THE CLIENT SUFFER A MORE...

Q: Can neighbor complaints be enough for a judge to sign a search warrant in Ga

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Landlord - Tenant and Municipal Law for Georgia on
Answered on Oct 23, 2018
David Edward Boyle's answer
Possibly, depends on what information they provided. If the neighbors told the police they saw you kill someone and bury them in the backyard then of course that would be enough to justify a search warrant to dig up your backyard.

Q: I had a municipal marijuana charge in Missouri when I was 17 out of state and now I'm 18 but wasn't able to make it to

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Juvenile Law and Municipal Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Oct 16, 2018
Thomas C Gallagher's answer
If it's a question about a Missouri case, you could post the question under the appropriate Missouri category so that a Missouri lawyer will see it, and perhaps answer it for you. In case you weren't aware, this was posted in Minnesota, the wrong state for the question.

Q: Can you be charged 2 times for the same citation once in Mayors Court and second in County Municipal Court in Ohio

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 11, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
Not exactly. If you plead not guilty in Mayor's Court, your case gets transferred to Municipal Court, which may seem like getting charged twice. You may owe court costs in both courts which is getting charged (money charged not traffic or criminally charged) twice.

Q: Can I file a tort for minimal damages against the prosecutor and officer for maliciousness

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Oct 1, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
you posted your question under criminal law you need to repost your question under civil rights so a civil rights lawyer will see your question.

Q: Should a POA be recorded in the NC county in which it was notarized or the county where I am presently residing in NC?

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law for North Carolina on
Answered on Sep 26, 2018
Will Blackton's answer
This may depend on how the PoA will be used. If, for example, the PoA is granted to allow one spouse to purchase a residential home in Wake County in the names of both spouses, it would make sense to record the PoA in Wake County.

Who is supposed to honor this PoA? Many businesses/professionals will refuse to honor old PoAs, considering them to have gone "stale."

If you're using the PoA to accomplish a specific task, ask the person who will be honoring the PoA where they...

Q: Pulled over for public drinking!?

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Municipal Law for California on
Answered on Sep 25, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
though more info needed, i don't think anything will happen if they did not cite you

Q: city owned home that I have filed a notice of claim against due to damage caused to my home has been sold

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Municipal Law for New York on
Answered on Sep 21, 2018
Michael David Siegel's answer
The notice of claim is not a lien. You have no claim against the new owner or property. Your money claim against the city survives but must timely be turned into a lawsuit.

Q: Can my citation be dismissed if the officer put a badge number that’s not their real badge number?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Municipal Law for Missouri on
Answered on Sep 18, 2018
Andrea Rogers' answer
Almost any error on a speeding ticket can be corrected at any time by either the police officer or the Prosecuting Attorney. If the description of where the traffic stop occurred was completely wrong, that might be grounds to get the ticket dismissed, but other simple errors are not.

Q: Change the name of the mother deceased to the only surviving daughter?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Municipal Law for Puerto Rico on
Answered on Sep 18, 2018
Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte's answer
Good evening and thank you for using JUSTIA. The surviving daughter has to create her beloved mother's estate and file aprobate court proceedure. The court will then issue a decree naming all of the mother's children (dead or alive) members of the estate. The nephews and nieces will then have to create the deceased member of thier grandmother's estate inorder to represent said member as part of said estate. Each estate will need to file an inheritance tax return and when a tax release is issued...

Q: What are my rights? A municipal is threatening to demolish my house.

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning, Municipal Law and Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 8, 2018
James G. Ahlberg's answer
There is no way to answer this question without knowing why the municipality is threatening to demolish your house, what their local ordinances provide and whether their local ordinances are appropriate under state law. The stakes are high, so you need to make an appointment with a local lawyer as quickly as possible. Bring any and all notices, letters or other information you received from the municipality to your first appointment with the lawyer.

Q: Pro Bono Attorney

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law, Civil Rights and Municipal Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Aug 31, 2018
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
The zoning laws would be in the township ordinance. It would be your responsibility to review the ordinance. You can request a variance.

Q: Why aren't public unions covered under the LMRDA?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for New York on
Answered on Aug 31, 2018
V. Jonas Urba's answer
I think the more important question is how long might labor unions continue to exist in the form we knew them to be?

A big part of society seems to be rebelling against laws and rules. Sort of like the "let those who ride decide" movement opposing motorcycle helmets years ago.

There are costs to laws and rules and to not having laws and rules.

When we make it an extreme challenge to fire someone we have to expect that creative managers and unions will figure out how to...

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