Municipal Law Questions & Answers by State

Municipal Law Questions & Answers

Q: What lawyer would help deal with a name change problem?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Municipal Law for Florida on
Answered on May 25, 2017

A family law attorney should be able to assist. Good luck!
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Q: If I own my home can the town I live in make me pay a yearly fee for owning a dog?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Municipal Law for Indiana on
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.
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Q: 1. I'm a musician. Do I need a (police) 'permit' to sell tickets and play live gigs in my California apartment?

1 Answer | Asked in Entertainment / Sports, Land Use & Zoning and Municipal Law for California on
Answered on May 16, 2017

You may be violating your lease, zoning, and/or licensing laws relating to music venues. You may need contracts with the additional musicians. 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, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas...
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Q: Rights&responsibilities to 2yr old grandson if his mom, victim in dv that was at my home, is manipulated by perp

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Domestic Violence and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Answered on May 15, 2017

You can seek custody of your grandson. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a local family law attorney who can review all the facts of the situation and advise you about that process and what you would have to do.
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Q: Can the HOA of a residential neighborhood have a guest's vehicle towed?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Municipal Law for Alabama on
Answered on May 9, 2017

Interesting question well presented. The only way to a legal answer will be by consulting a local lawyer who has experience with subdivisions, developments, owners' associations and permitting, He will have to review the homeowners' association forming documents and its rules and regulations together with the applicable laws of the State of Alabama, the county and the municipality involved. He will have to examine the deed to the property and the City's subdivision permitting file. The...
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Q: Help with interpreting parking signs in Los Angeles municipality, California

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Answered on Apr 26, 2017

No attorney that I am aware of handles parking tickets from a defense perspective. While I have done it for a city--rare experience--most parking tickets are not worth the effort to fight considering the cost of legal services compared to paying the ticket or the reward of winning.

But if you want to fight then have at it, your time, your effort. Weigh your priorities.
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Q: In a restaurant if patio is closed can they still make us came in and fill other positions as if we were on call? Ty

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Business Law and Municipal Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on Apr 19, 2017

An employer has the right to ask a waiter or anyone else to come in to work. The question is whether you are required to go in if you were not scheduled. The fact is that you are not required to go in, but assuming you are an employee at will there is nothing to stop the employer from terminating you. Most waiters and staff in a restaurant are subject to a call to come into work, such as when someone is sick. However that does not mean you are on standby or on call. As I said you can tell...
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Q: If I am a Canadian citizen with a Canadian Driver's License in California under a temporary TN Visa, do I need a Cal DL?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Municipal Law for California on
Answered on Apr 14, 2017

Depends how temporary. In most states you can get by with an international drivers license but its 10 days after you become a california resident. You can always ask the Canadian consulate out there or the embassy in DC
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Q: Can I sue a NJ Municipality in Small Claims Court for property damage?

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law and Small Claims 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?

2 Answers | 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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