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Ordinance Violations Attorney in Elmhurst

Elmhurst Ordinance Violation Lawyer

Lombard Lawyer for Local and County Infractions

When you or your child has been issued a citation by a local law enforcement agency for an offense other than a basic traffic violation, you may have questions about your next steps. Even though you are not being charged under state or federal law, your criminal record may suffer. At The Law Offices of Mia S. McPherson, P.C., we understand that local or county ordinance violations can carry serious consequences, and we are equipped to help you navigate the legal process.

Advocate for Clients Facing Ordinance Violations in Villa Park

The criminal justice system in the United States has several levels. Each state and territory maintains a collection of criminal statutes, while federal laws apply across the country and may sometimes supersede state laws. Counties, cities, towns, villages, and other municipalities also have the authority to pass and enforce ordinances that apply within their respective jurisdictions.

Municipal ordinances often vary between different communities, as each municipality has different priorities and concerns. With that in mind, it can be difficult for the average person to know what constitutes a violation in a particular county or town. Many local ordinances are enacted in regard to zoning and building codes, while others create limitations or prohibitions regarding certain behavior, including:

DuPage County Counsel for Ordinance Violations

As a former local prosecutor, Attorney Mia S. McPherson fully understands the impact that an ordinance violation can have on a person's life. She also knows that while there are certainly consequences for violating a municipal ordinance, most such offenses can be erased from the defendant's permanent record. This is one of the reasons why many juvenile offenses are often handled at the local level as ordinance violations.

It is important to remember that these type of violations are still very serious, even when the charge is filed as an ordinance violation. Keeping the process within the jurisdiction of the local municipality, however, can help protect a young person's future and access to opportunities.

Contact Us Today

If you or your child is facing charges for violating a local or county ordinance, you need an attorney who fully understands the legal process and the priorities of the community in question. Contact our office to discuss your case and the options that may be available to you. Call The Law Offices of Mia S. McPherson, P.C. at 630-833-3611 for a free, confidential consultation today. We proudly represent clients in the communities of Elmhurst, Lombard, Villa Park, Addison, Hillside, Northlake, Westchester, Bensenville, Berkeley, Maywood, Bellwood, DuPage County, and the surrounding areas.

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