Including but not limited to: Illegal Two Family Houses, accessory apartment; pool permit, building permit, improper zoning, fire marshal violations, debris, property use – i.e. boarding house, rooming house, sober house, etc.,
If you have been served with a summons for a town/village/NYS code violation, there are serious consequences that can be imposed by the court. You may be facing substantial fines and even incarceration in serious matters. Many code violations are “unclassified misdemeanors” and carry jail terms for convictions as well as a criminal record. town/village/NYS code violations are criminal matters and are treated as such by the court. It is advisable to have a defense attorney protecting your rights and defending your interests if you are charged with town/village/NYS violations.
As the former Special Prosecutor and The Town Attorney for the Town of Babylon for almost a decade, I have drafted or modified upwards of a hundred of code violation laws and have prosecuted and overseen thousands of code violation cases. I am fully versed in code violation law and the prosecution of individuals facing these type of charges. Now I use my knowledge and experience to defend individuals and businesses that have been accused of violating town and village codes.
Rental violations: Renting a dwelling without first obtaining a rental permit is a violation in most Long Island Towns and Villages.
Multi-family violations: Owning or operating a dwelling as a two or more family dwelling is a violation in most Long Island Towns and Villages.
Building violations: Building permits, building compliance, variances, occupancy, use and construction of both commercial and residential properties.
Rooming house/Sober House/Boarding House: Owning or operating a dwelling as a Rooming house/Sober House/Boarding House is a violation in most Long Island Towns and Villages.
Rooming House: generally a dwelling where unrelated individuals rent rooms from the owner of the dwelling and have “locked” individual bedrooms, sharing one kitchen.
Sober House: generally a dwelling where unrelated individuals recovering from alcohol or drug addiction live in a dwelling, occupying bedrooms, sharing one kitchen.
Boarding House: generally a dwelling where unrelated individuals rent rooms from the owner of the dwelling and have “locked” individual bedrooms, where the owner or operator of the boarding house provides meals in the price of the room rental.
Fire code violations (including NYS Fire Code Violations): Town/Village and NYS Fire Codes are voluminous and complicated. If you have been charged with a fire code violation, it is a serious matter. Courts take fire code violations very serious as they can have deadly consequences.
Fire Code Violations: including but not limited to – fire alarm, fire suppression/detection system, cabaret license (bar/nightclub), public assembly permits and auto repair shops.
Property Maintenance violations: Town/Village and NYS property maintenance codes are extensive and easily violated. If you have been charged with a property maintenance code violation, there can be high fines and the municipality may enter the property (under certain circumstances) and remove items. Municipalities take these type of code violations very serious as they can stir public objections and complaints.
Property Maintenance violations: including but not limited to – high grass, roof leaks, stairs/railings, debris and outdoor storage (unregistered motor vehicles).