There are many situations which may give rise to a ordinance violation charge. For example, townships may cite and fine homeowners for excessive noise, failure to remove brush, rubbish, or junked vehicles, posting signs illegally, or having unsecured swimming pools or unsafe structures your property. While most ordinances are rooted in common sense, sometimes they can border on the ridiculous and may seem only to exist to provide a hardship.
More serious charges may involve unlawful possession of alcohol or tobacco by minors, possession of drug paraphernalia or cannabis, disorderly conduct, cruelty to animals, or truancy. However, no matter what the seriousness of an ordinance violation, there is often a credible defense, and always measures which may be taken to protect the rights of the accused.
If you have been charged with an ordinance violation that carries criminal penalties, contact David B. Franks today, at 847.854.7700, to schedule an appointment to review and evaluate your case.