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Aggressive Code Enforcement Violations Lawyer Defends Your Interests

Tavernier real estate law firm has served the community for more than 30 years

As a law firm focused on real estate law, the Law Offices of Nicholas W. Mulick in Tavernier is thoroughly familiar with Florida’s complex weave of county and municipal codes that regulate land use and development. We are adept at dealing with code enforcement and the strategies that property owners can use to combat charged violations. With 67 counties and 410 distinct municipalities that have code enforcement divisions, it is critical to hire a lawyer with the knowledge and skills necessary to defend your interests and work out compliance problems.

Defending against common code violation charges

The ramifications of violating a building code in Florida are significant. Florida’s code enforcement regulations allow for charging you $50 to $500 per day per violation depending upon the seriousness of the charge, so it is important that you quickly retain legal counsel who can promptly step in to advise you on your rights and develop a defensive strategy.. Common code violations in Florida include:

  • Zoning violations
  • Illegal dumping
  • Abandoned vehicles on property
  • Overgrown lots
  • Building too close to property lines
  • Ignoring mandatory minimum setbacks from property lines
  • Construction without necessary permits
  • Illegal units or expansions
  • Repairs that do not meet code
  • Nuisances
  • Unsecured objects that can cause damage in high winds
  • Deteriorated structures

We have solid experience representing Florida property owners facing these and other violations and know which steps to take to put each case on a track toward optimal resolution.

Explaining your legal defense

Our code enforcement violation lawyer will meet with you to assess the circumstances surrounding the code violation notice you received, including whether you received proper notice as required by the law, you were given a sufficient opportunity to cure the problem and other procedural requirements were observed. We will conduct a comprehensive analysis of the facts underlying the charges, including the potential responsibility of other persons or entities. You only have 30 days from the execution date of the enforcement order to appeal the decision, so it is critical that you retain capable counsel quickly.

Contact our dedicated Florida law firm today

The Law Offices of Nicholas W. Mulick in Tavernier, Florida has the experience and skill set necessary to protect your rights. We can challenge violations that are charged against you and take all other steps calculated to achieve a positive resolution. In many situations, we work out compliance agreements that reduce fines and prevent liens from being imposed on your property. Call us today at 305-902-5171 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.