Municipal Law Questions & Answers by State

Municipal Law Questions & Answers

Q: Can I sue a NJ Municipality in Small Claims Court for property damage?

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Mar 26, 2017

Your question is fact sensitive. I would need more information to answer. You can contact me for a free phone consultation.
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Q: Officer violated many rights, not guilty, denied jury trial, no attorney given, 14 years later can I take it to court?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Civil Rights and Municipal Law for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 26, 2017

I know of no law allowing any lawsuit 14 years later. The law in every state puts time limits on when litigation must be pursued, and you fit none of the exceptions to allow this out-of-time filing.

William C. Head

Atlanta, GA
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Q: What recourse is available to a village who's fiscal officer does not complete required continuing education?

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 7, 2017

Maybe none. How are you effected by this failure?
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Q: The house I'm renting is being sold for taxes in April, is there anyway to buy it before it is auctioned?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Tax Law, Landlord - Tenant and Municipal Law for Florida on
Answered on Mar 4, 2017

Typically if the house is going up for sale for unpaid property taxes then it could mean several things. 1st, it means that the owner has not paid the taxes. Typically if an owner does not pay the property taxes and there is a mortgage on the property the bank who holds the mortgage will step in and pay the taxes to preserve the property.

There are many companies which regularly bid upon and buy tax certificates throughout the state of Florida. The property taxes must have gone two...
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Q: Section 39:439:4-98 - Rates of speed. According to this can a local municipality lower the speed limit below 25?

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law and Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Answered on Mar 2, 2017

Much more information is needed to answer your question, but in general yes
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Q: Can my local town force me to put my electric service wires underground

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Land Use & Zoning and Municipal Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 27, 2017

Yes, based on various public utilities and construction laws. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This...
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Q: What action can residents take when SBMC Title 28 public notice requirements are violated by officials to obtain grant $

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for California on
Answered on Feb 18, 2017

Do you have evidence that the notice was not actually posted? If so, you may file a complaint about the city council's actions with the city. That is the first step in addressing a grievance: an administrative complaint. Thereafter, if your grievance is not satisfactorily resolved, you may consider filing suit. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials,...
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Q: What do you do if a neighbor applies chemicals to your property after you have told him not to

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Municipal Law and Real Estate Law for Iowa on
Answered on Feb 17, 2017

It depends upon the damage to your property and whether it's worth pursuing a legal claim. More information is needed.
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Q: If we have an existing, paid for sewer hook-up, can the city charge us for sewer main upgrade?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Municipal Law for California on
Answered on Feb 9, 2017

What's the purpose of the upgrade? You're connected to the city's sewer lines? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and...
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Q: I am 17 and joined a semi porn site (18-up.) Met a guy and in confidentiality told him I was 17 almost 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, International Law, Juvenile Law and Municipal Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 8, 2017

You may have violated the Terms of Use of the site, which may be considered fraud and breach of contract. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense,...
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Q: Chapter 605, Laws of the State of New York of 1959, Section 103-A of the General Municipal Law need info

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 8, 2017

I see no question here. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal...
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Q: I live in unincorporated area of riverside county,what authority has a code enforcer on my property

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Municipal Law for California on
Answered on Feb 7, 2017

The county laws should apply to your property. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not...
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Q: Damages on commercial property. Severe damage to my building from my neighbor's trees and landscaping.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Business Law, Construction Law and Municipal Law for California on
Answered on Feb 7, 2017

It sounds like your neighbor would be responsible. There are plenty of unanswered questions, and this may actually be more of a tort law issue than a real estate one.

Have you consulted an engineer and/or architect regarding the cause of the structural damage? If it was either the earth work or the plants themselves, it sounds like your neighbor is responsible, but it will be important to know and have evidence regarding the causation.

Take photographs, get statements from...
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Q: can a local officer of a village or township be held accountable for perjury to said village/township's governing body

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 6, 2017

Perjury occurs when a person lies under oath during a court proceeding. Not just when someone lies. Most of the accountability for this sort of stuff is in potential removal from the position by the rest of the council, difficulty getting re-elected, and trouble working with others in the community in the future, not the law.
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Q: How can I establish my right to liberty(travel) to satisfy any police officer so I can avoid arrest? Is it byestoppel

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Traffic Tickets, Municipal Law and Constitutional Law for California on
Answered on Feb 5, 2017

More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions,...
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Q: Is it illegal to live alone in New York City without a source of income?

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law and Public Benefits for New York on
Answered on Jan 31, 2017

I've heard of no such law. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any...
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Q: Can a mayor be appointed if position is available in a current term

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law for New York on
Answered on Jan 26, 2017

Depends on the town / municipality's election and office holder laws, certainly someone can be appointed as an interim mayor of there is a vacancy.
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Q: US DOL granted former employer 3M credit for which she did not qualify. How is that being honored?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Business Law, Landlord - Tenant and Municipal Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jan 24, 2017

I am not sure how the US Dept. of Labor is related to landlord tenant issues. Are you asking how a person who allegedly has an uninhabitable apartment for lease can also receive a federal grant? If so, a US DOL grant is not related to civil landlord-tenant disputes; some criminal charges can impact grants. You will need to contact a lawyer directly if you have a landlord problem.
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Q: 2 tckts on me at a scene. Reckless driving & Improper turn at signal. Tckt is not yet on system. Shd I consult lawyr bfr

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Insurance Defense and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Nov 8, 2016

If you are charged with reckless driving you definitely need to hire a lawyer becase for a first offense you face up to 60 days in jail and or a fine plus 5 points on your license plus 3 points for the improper turn giving you a total of 8 points. Add in the fact that the insurance did not have you as a listed insured you need a lawyer to make sure you get a civil reservation in court so that any plea of guilty can't be used against you in a civil suit.
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Q: If you have the 5th ammendment right to remain silent, how can an officer cite or arrest a person for noncompliance

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Municipal Law for Mississippi on
Answered on Oct 20, 2016

Noncompliance with what? The right to remain silent refers to testimony.
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