Municipal Law Questions & Answers by State

Municipal Law Questions & Answers

Q: Can my misdemeanor probation officer refuse my comunity service hours from a federal non profit establishment?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Probate and Municipal Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 22, 2017

Your lawyer can take your probation issues back before the judge. He or she can resolve this, since the judge oversees the case.
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Q: Will I have to pay the fine on the day of the court day for my pink summons?

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law for New York on
Answered on Jul 14, 2017

You may choose to pay the fine, if you want. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. 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 of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and...
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Q: How to find a name

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Municipal Law and Small Claims for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 13, 2017

If he owns the house, you could look up the land transfer records I suppose. But, you don't really need a name just info that will help the police find him, which you have plenty. Lots of police reports are filed without the name of the perpetrator. After all, most people don't know who robbed them.
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Q: I'm 22 and got pulled over for doing 74 in a 55 which was also a construction zone. Am I in danger of losing my license?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 13, 2017

No, it's a mandatory double fine though.
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Q: My wife passed,now my vehicle is at her mom's,(in my name).she made last three payments (only) can she hold it

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law, Consumer Law and Probate for Texas on
Answered on Jul 11, 2017

To be certain of what your options are you need to consult in-person with an attorney. Generally speaking, you do not acquire property by making payments on someone else's debt.
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Q: Received a noise violation summons last night. Where can I find my town ordinance stating the "quiet time?"

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jul 9, 2017

You can go to the town library or if your lucky some towns post it online.
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Q: What is my best option for contesting a Civil Citation for possessing alcohol on the beach?

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, DUI / DWI and Municipal Law for California on
Answered on Jun 25, 2017

If you can offer proof that the date of the ticket is the wrong day, i.e. some evidence of where you were at the same time on the day the ticket was dated, then you might have a good shot at getting a not guilty for the ticket. You'll have to contest it by appearing and pleading not guilty. Gather your evidence (such as a photo taken at the same time showing you were somewhere else on the date of the ticket, a receipt from getting lunch or Starbucks on the same day at or about the same time),...
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Q: my daughter is around someone who cannot have her own kids or be around them alone, what can i do?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Municipal Law for Oregon on
Answered on Jun 21, 2017

You don't say if there is already a court order awarding you custody or establishing parenting time. You also don't tell us what the dates are for all these changes. You will have to get this in front of a court somewhere to establish custody and parenting time or to enforce and order that has already been issues. If an order was already issues, you need to deal with the original court that issued the order. If nothing has been filed, you have to figure out which State, Oregon or Alaska as...
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Q: Can a person hold positions as both a firefighter/police officer, and a member of a school board?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Municipal Law for New York on
Answered on Jun 9, 2017

I see no reason why not. 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 of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not...
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Q: Is it legal in New York City to be nude on private property?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for New York on
Answered on Jun 8, 2017

It depends on what is visible to neighbors or passersby, of course. 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 of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and...
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Q: Is it illegal to have 6 people living in a two bedroom apartment...three of those people are children.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Land Use & Zoning, Landlord - Tenant and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 5, 2017

It might not be "illegal," but could violate local zoning codes. Check with your local building department.
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Q: I refused to sign a ticket that was given to me for swerving. I wasn't swerving. What happens if I do not pay or appear?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Municipal Law for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 4, 2017

If it's a must appear ticket, there could be an arrest warrant.
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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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