Ordinance Violations

Ordinance Violations

Ordinances are municipality-specific laws. Although they can be similar across municipalities, ordinances and the penalties for their violation vary from city to city. Ordinance violations can be charged as quasi criminal or civil offenses, depending on the type of offense and whether the individual charged is a repeat offender.  Ordinances are simply local laws established to maintain peace, order, and the enjoyment of life in your locale.

In many cases, ordinance violations are fairly minor offenses, like parking where parking is prohibited or violating a local noise ordinance. But sometimes, they are for more serious offenses. If you are charged with an ordinance violation, work with an experienced criminal defense lawyer to defend your case.

Examples Of Ordinance Violations

A few examples of ordinance violations include:

  • Constructing illegal structures on one’s property
  • Underage drinking
  • Creating or allowing excessive noise from one’s domestic animals
  • Failure to clean up after one’s domestic animals
  • Polluting public water supplies
  • Consuming alcohol where prohibited
  • Using fireworks without the proper permit
  • Allowing one’s property to become dilapidated to the point of posing a safety hazard
  • Illegally burning material
  • Neighbor Disputes
  • Not cutting your grass
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Illegal dumping of material
  • Being under the influence in public
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