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If someone threaten to file a complaint against me to my local municipality, how could I know whether they actually file the complaint or not? What will happen if someone did file a complaint?
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Lawyer: P. Simmons, Attorney replied 6 months ago
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Lawyer: P. Simmons, Attorney replied 6 months ago

Before a municipality can take any adverse action against you, you have a "due process" right. That means that the municipality must provide you notice of the charge and the ability to defend yourself.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Thank you for your answer. If I did not get such notice for a few months, does it mean that there was not such a complaint filed?
Lawyer: P. Simmons, Attorney replied 6 months ago

Just a moment please...

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Lawyer: P. Simmons, Attorney replied 6 months ago

If you are not charged? It means just that...no more, no less. The municipality has discretion...that means that they are not required to prosecute any particular complaint. So if there are no charges? It means either that there was no complaint, or if there was a complaint, that the municipality did not take action on the complaint

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
as you mentioned if there was a complaint and the municipality did not take action on the complaint, will there be any bad record on me?
Lawyer: P. Simmons, Attorney replied 6 months ago

No. To have a "record" requires a finding of guilt or culpability.

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