Municipal Law Questions & Answers

Q: Judge told me I would be reimbursed $500 paid in fines upon completion of rehab. Completed rehab but clerk says no.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 1, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
I have never heard of a judge saying this, but if he did you would have to prove it by ordering a copy of the transcript of the case which could cost you several hundreds of dollars.

Q: If someones incarcerated in the state of Illinois & said to be mentally unstable & should be in psych-ward by the jails

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Municipal Law for Illinois on
Answered on May 27, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
Hire an attorney
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Q: Do you have to be made aware of a search warrant? Are you privy to the inventory (or copy of it) found in the search?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Municipal Law and White Collar Crime for Pennsylvania on
Answered on May 22, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
If you are charged with a crime and there is a search warrant involved, you will get a copy of it -- as well as the inventory list of items seized -- from the District Attorney's Office when they forward their "discovery" to you. That happens at the Court of Common Pleas level, and you're not entitled to it until your case reaches that point. You have no right to know about the search warrant before it's executed -- frankly, that would obliterate the whole point of a search warrant, since...
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Q: Public defender representation

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Traffic Tickets, Appeals / Appellate Law and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on May 20, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Generally you would need to pay the public defender again, if the judge even Grants you a public defender.
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Q: if I shoot a gun on my property, how far do I need to be from my neighbor's house?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for Georgia on
Answered on May 14, 2018
David Edward Boyle's answer
There is no set distance from a home. If done unsafely than you can be charged with reckless conduct, a misdemeanor. You might also want to look out county or city ordinances. Some cities restrict entirely the ability to fire a gun in their jurisdiction unless for self defense purposes.

Q: prior to a tax sale for delinquent water bill, is township allowed to post your information in public places around town

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on May 11, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
It is a public record thus on the face of it, I don't see a reason why they couldn't BUT you may want to hire a lawyer to investigate this for you and get a certain answer.

Q: If you have a valid handicapped placard in NJ and money runs out of your meter can a meter maid give you a aummona

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on May 8, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Best to ask your supervisor at the department on what he wants you do. However are you sure you saw the meter run out wasn't the sun in your eye and it looked as if the meter was not expired?

Q: I’m 16 and I turn 17 in October I live in Prichard al but my mom doesn’t support me my boyfriend douse can I move out

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Municipal Law and Small Claims for Alabama on
Answered on May 8, 2018
Kristine Jones' answer
You could become emancipated and then legally you would be an adult. You are not an adult in Alabama until age 19, which means you are a minor child until you reach the age a majority and become an adult in the eyes of the law. Best of luck!

Q: I was arrested with a firearms not registered to me... it wasn’t reported stolen till recent but I already have been

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Municipal Law for Louisiana on
Answered on May 5, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You said your were alrwady convicted. You need to consult with a criminal attorney to get the details straight

Q: my ticket has no fine cost and trying to find out what 1402.CII violation is.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on May 2, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Best to call the court to get more information on the fines and penalties. If jail is possible I suggest you hire a lawyer

Q: Is it illegal to chalk to aide walks and street

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on May 2, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
It is not freedom of Speech to draw on the street that is generally considered malicious mischief.

Q: municipal twp polic have jurisdiction to pull over some1 out of their own jurisdiction for a crime they see in a dif are

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on May 1, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Yes a lawfully appointed officer can write a ticket anywhere in NJ, it just may need to be heard in the town in which the conduct occurred not in the town he is from.

Q: What can u do when a hospital officer assaults u breaks your tooth and they got u locked up for retaliation false charge

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Municipal Law for Texas on
Answered on Apr 15, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Retain a criminal defense attorney to defend you in the criminal case, and retain a personal injury attorney to file a civil claim against the hospital. Talk with a local attorney as soon as you can in order to preserve any surveillance footage that may be available. Good luck.

Q: can a felon hunt with a cross bow in Arkansas

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for Arkansas on
Answered on Apr 15, 2018
Stewart Whaley's answer
The answer is not clear.

A reading of the Arkansas code would lead the public to conclude “yes,” because a crossbow doesn’t fire projectiles by explosion and probably isn’t easily converted to do so.

HOWEVER, crossbow carry by felons is not that simple. There are prosecutors in the state that absolutely will bring charges, and that alone can cause probation/parole revocation issues or worse. Also, if a felon is using a crossbow during gun season, there is a decent...

Q: May one convert a front lawn into a second "driveway" thereby causing loss of parking on the street to others ?

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Apr 13, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Maybe much depends on the township rules unless it is a state or county road, then you have to contend with them also.

Q: Do businesses who have tenants living above them have to be quiet after a certain time?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Landlord - Tenant and Municipal Law for Missouri on
Answered on Apr 5, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
As detailed in your question, you may get help from police the moment there is a loud speaker used for music during night (normally start from 10 pm). Secondly, formally write to your LL to either control such nuisance interfering in your tranquility .... the basic essence of tenancy ... or else should arrange for your move out at a suitable place to be borne by LL.

Q: If I was asked not to return to a store in Florida, is there a time limit to how long I can be trespassed for that store

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Municipal Law and Consumer Law for Florida on
Answered on Apr 4, 2018
Tina El Fadel's answer
You should not risk returning to that store location if you were told not to. You do not want to get arrested for trespassing. If you are able to go to other store locations but not one specific store, stay away from that store, period. No need to cause problems for yourself when you can go to other store locations.

Q: Can the county require us to install a septic alarm system to sell when there wasn't one there when we bought the house?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Construction Law and Municipal Law for Michigan on
Answered on Apr 2, 2018
David Soble's answer
The law and requirements could have changed since you purchased the property. A septic inspection is required for most communities to issue a certificate of occupancy as well as for most lending institutions that will fund the purchase of the transaction. I would check to see if the alarm is now part of their municipal code / regulations, if it is, you are unfortunately stuck.

Q: What are the dates a landlord must provide heat ?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Landlord - Tenant and Municipal Law for Indiana on
Answered on Apr 2, 2018
Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer
There must be an adequate supply of heat for rental properties at all time in Indiana. Essentially, this means year round.

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