Municipal Law Questions & Answers by State

Municipal Law Questions & Answers

Q: Can a warrant for arrest be issued for a property code violation in Wisconsin?

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

Municipalities issue arrest warrants when fines are not paid. That is legal in Wisconsin and many other States.
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Q: What crimes would be charged against a subject for self defense of their home or property?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for Maryland on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018

Almost anything. Maryland generally DOES NOT allow use of deadly force to defend against property. The gray area is that Maryland does allow citizens to make an arrest when warranted and that the castle doctrine means you ARE allowed to defend yourself within your home using reasonable force and deadly force only if it passes the specific test on use including "reasonable" fear of threat to health or safety.
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Q: As a minor, what New Jersey laws protect my online privacy and to what extent can school search my online history/

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Juvenile Law, Libel & Slander and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 12, 2018

Several factors can apply but most information posted on the web is public and you have no right to privacy for most public information. If you need more specific information you will need to take an appointment with a lawyer which most will charge you for.
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Q: Is pepper spray illegal? If not then what other legalities are connected to it? Aka subdivisions.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Legal Malpractice, Military Law and Municipal Law for California on
Answered on Jan 10, 2018

Penal Code Title 2: Control of Deadly Weapons Chapter 4: Tear Gas Weapons Article 1: General Provisions Section 12403.7

Notwithstanding any other law, any person may purchase, possess, or use tear gas and tear gas weapons for the projection or release of tear gas if the tear gas and tear gas weapons are used solely for self-defense purposes, subject to the following requirements:

(a) No person convicted of a felony or any crime involving an assault under the laws of the United...
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Q: Are there any exemptions in NJ Section 39:3 onto owning & storing a vehicle on your property.

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 5, 2018

You need to cite the full statute in order to get the best answer to your question.
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Q: Hello my husband was involved and manslaughter degree 1 in his temper with evidence degree 3 in a gun

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 3, 2018

New laws do not change already imposed prison terms, though they may change eligibility for release. A lawyer needs to look at all of it with specifics.
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Q: Public nuisance codes in small town stonrwall,OK.74871

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental, Land Use & Zoning, Municipal Law and Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Dec 31, 2017

Visit your county courthouse. The law library is supposed to have a copy of the city laws/ordinances. City hall should also have a copy.
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Q: is there a provision in California statutes by which a municipality is required to indemnify police officers

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for California on
Answered on Dec 29, 2017

Not clear what this is in regard to? For costs of defense? Please reframe. If you are an officer, the relevant FOP unit or it's attorney could answer your question.
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Q: East side of Indianapolis,IN. Police refuse to charge or arrest. Can i demand the police to perform a citizens arrest?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Municipal Law for Indiana on
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?
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Q: What are the outcomes for possession 10 percocets, in Union's township municipal?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 22, 2017

Best to ask your public defender, because we don't know the facts of your case, which you should never post online or your prior history which are all important in determining what result you will get. But you face up to 180 days in jail, loss of your drivers license for 6 months, probation and fines.
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Q: Can CA city councils enact ord. concerning an approved for circulation petition that are different than the petition

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Municipal Law for California on
Answered on Dec 6, 2017

Yes, of course they can. If they follow the rules for hearings, readings etc. You at the same time can proceed with your "different" petition. You can tell signers what the difference is if you like.
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Q: What Oklahoma statute defines the jurisdiction of municipal police?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Municipal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Dec 2, 2017

The answer is different depending on the jurisdiction. Many police departments have cooperation agreements with neighboring jurisdictions.
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Q: Is forbidding tricks on a bicycle unconstitutional?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Employment Discrimination and Municipal Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Nov 30, 2017

If it prohibited tricks on private property, likely yes.Contact the Pa. Civil Liberties Union. On public property--I don't see it being invalid unless it is used to cover non-pedestrian areas such as open spaces used by jugglers, dancers, others.
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Q: About 2 years ago I won a civil case in Puerto Rico. But I havent received all money. What can i do now?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Municipal Law and Collections for Puerto Rico on
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

You can docket the judgment from Puerto Rico in New York. You need to get a certified copy from the court there.
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Q: My son's catholic middle school has no basketball team program. Can he play for the Town Middle School Team??

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Juvenile Law and Municipal Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Nov 27, 2017

Contact the town and see what they say.
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Q: What's the difference between passenger non-commercial vans and commercial vans?

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Nov 25, 2017

All commercial vehicles have separate regulations. Otherwise more information is needed.
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Q: Cited with warning and citation for $150 with court date next month am I going to jail for this?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 14, 2017

I don't understand what you got the ticket for. A "Warning" ticket doesn't require a fine, or court date. Take a good close look at the ticket, and ask your question again.

Sorry I can't help more.
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Q: I currently have a Misd Dom A&B from 2007/2008, and 2015 GRoss Mis Conduct, can I possibly get these off my record?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Municipal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 13, 2017

You should consult an experienced Criminal Law Attorney, in your area, for help with this problem.

My My website, in the blog section has info on Expungement.
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Q: An 81 year old woman hoarder has been cited by Barrington NJ health department, but can't afford to clean up property

2 Answers | Asked in Foreclosure, Municipal Law and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Nov 9, 2017

She can just walk away and move.
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Q: Can a city choose to allow cannabis related businesses even if it is banned inside the same county?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Rights and Municipal Law for California on
Answered on Nov 6, 2017

The short answer is probably yes. Many small cities are looking to take advantage of the relaxed marijuana laws as a source of income for the residents.
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