If you have received a summons for an alleged town or village code violation, you could be facing substantial fines and other serious consequences. Since town and village code violations are prosecuted as criminal cases in New York, it pays to have an experienced lawyer on your side.
I am Harold A. Steuerwald, a Suffolk County town and building code violation attorney serving clients throughout Long Island. Having served as counsel to several local towns, I understand the municipal code system, and I know how to defend clients accused of such violations. As a former Deputy Town Attorney for the towns of Brookhaven and Riverhead, I was responsible for prosecuting hundreds of cases against individuals for violating various sections of the ordinances of those towns. Today, I use that experience to defend individuals and businesses that have been accused of violating town and village codes.
Each town and village in New York has an enforcement department that is in charge of assessing properties and individuals for alleged code violations. It is not uncommon for a municipality to write multiple tickets on one property, claiming multiple violations.
You can choose to pay the fine and make the requested modifications. However, you can also fight the ticket. I am prepared to help you apply for relief and litigate your case if necessary. I defend clients who have been charged with all types of code violations, including the following:
My experience includes serving as a Deputy Town Attorney in the towns of Brookhaven and Riverhead and as the Village Attorney of Patchogue. For skilled guidance through the process of contesting a town or village code violation ticket, please contact my Suffolk County office at 631-286-0800.